Aza Mansongi was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a region plagued by conflict. Her subsequent life in Cameroon and her positive spirit have however led her to paint works that are infused with a palpable energy, joy and unmistakable sense of humour.

 

Aza's artworks speak to popular culture in contemporary Africa and how busy and chaotic our lives are in our obsession to acquire material possessions. Fashion, makeup, jewellery, electronic gadgets, industrialisation, people and domestic animals expose the frivolous materiality of many of our daily exsitences.