Painting – Artist Xea B. – African Symbolic portraits – The Great Series
In a rather small format, this series of original paintings celebrates the great cultural currents of Western and Central Africa.
Each painting stands by itself but can be added to others as a polyptych.
This painting is inspired by a well known typical reliquary figure of the Ambete.
This painting is a study of a fine Yaka sculpture.
This painting reflets an ancestor figure, one of the relevant part of the Hemba art.
This painting was created after a genuine figure of a great chief.
This painting is inspired by a figure of a chief holding his hunting weapons. It represents dignity, strengh, power, and authority.
The Bayaka African Symbolic Portrait.
Fang polymodal triangular pattern.
This painting based on a Fang figure, uses a fundamental pattern, the triangle, in an aray of colors and movements representing the richness of a polymodal culture.
Say of the Griot.
Music, dance, costumes, significant words, each symbolised by the oldest form of geometry, in a Whirlwind of Signs, all coherently chanting history, myths, legendes, and philosophy.
African Symbolic portrait Painting © Xea B.
The paintings are framed for presentation only. Those frames are carefully chosen according to the character of each painting, as a suggestion. Yet the paintings will be sent unframed. We will gladly help you, if needed, to choose the frame according to your choice of decoration and style.