Trivium Art HistoryChéri Samba

I love color

I love color, 2010 — Chéri Samba
200 cm300 cm

I love color is a Zaire, Acrylic, Glitter Painting created by Chéri Samba in 2010. It lives at the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris. The image is © Chéri Samba, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Self-portraits.

Chéri Samba plays the leading man in many of his own works, but these self portraits aren't autobiographical. Chéri Samba positions himself as a narrator—engaging his audience directly to share his perspective. In this case, he's sharing his love of color: "When I talk about color, I tell people ... that there's no meaning to it. The colors in my paintings are sentimental colors."

Read More

Art in your inbox.
Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Trivium uses cookies to measure site usage, helping us understand our readers' interests and improve the site. By continuing to browse this site you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more