Congolese Artist Benito Mupenzi’s latest work speaks out loud, the kind to be referred to as activism. Onto canvas, the Acrylics body of works is of figurative semi abstract images of Africans, but with them closely observing their palms, or hands.
To Murenzi, this work explains the solutions to which Africans have to use to solve their problems that have been going on for centuries, having a wealth of wealth in their hands, they do not know that they have these opportunities,they want someone else to come and show them what they can do and make them discover their potential while they are still in a deep sleep.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree from Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Benito Mupenzi’s work, the artist pokes sights into debate.
“In spite of their riches, they like to reach out elsewhere to develop, forgetting that the hand that gives is above the one that receives.
The work, also explains the solidarity needed by the African jeuneuse so that together they find durable solutions to the problems of the continent.
“Sharing knowledge, experiences and opportunity among them, changing cultures, knowing that there is nothing we can do alone, if we want a great and prosperous Africa. It is therefore important for the African to know that there is no one who can make his own effort for him, but rather oneself. There is no gift development, the best development comes from itself,” Murenzi states