Anjel

Born in 1993 in Cameroon, ANJEL, whose real name is Boris Anje Tabufor, discovered art as a child. He learn how to draw from his cousin Samuel Njomke, which undeniably influences his artistic practice. Graduated from the Fine Arts of Foumban (IBAF), Anjel meets renowned artists in Cameroon, such as Jean Jacques Kanté with whom he refines his technique.  In his work, Anjel draws his inspiration from intimate relationships, linked to the notion of negative dependency. These works convey the idea of a mirror where man can make an introspection. Anjel mixes these ideologies with the world of "sapology",  which he discovered in 2016 in Brazzaville at the SAHM workshops, where he won first prize in painting. He studies and retranscribes in his own way this spontaneous, elegant and colourful universe. But it is also a way of supporting a critique of certain aspects of society, such as the craze and over-consumption of luxury clothes in Africa. Born in 1993 in Cameroon, ANJEL, whose real name is Boris Anje Tabufor, discovered art as a child. He learn how to draw from his cousin Samuel Njomke, which undeniably influences his artistic practice. Graduated from the Fine Arts of Foumban (IBAF), Anjel meets renowned artists in Cameroon, such as Jean Jacques Kanté with whom he refines his technique.  In his work, Anjel draws his inspiration from intimate relationships, linked to the notion of negative dependency. These works convey the idea of a mirror where man can make an introspection. Anjel mixes these ideologies with the world of "sapology",  which he discovered in 2016 in Brazzaville at the SAHM workshops, where he won first prize in painting. He studies and retranscribes in his own way this spontaneous, elegant and colourful universe. But it is also a way of supporting a critique of certain aspects of society, such as the craze and over-consumption of luxury clothes in Africa.



" In Africa, when you wear a brand, you are considered important. For the sappers, it’s a way to feel like you exist. I think it’s sad. " 
- Anjel (Le Point, December 2019) 

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2020:`
1-54 New York, Out Of Africa Gallery, New York, United States
"Black is beautiful", solo show, Out Of Africa, Barcelona, Spain


2018:
Beirut Art fair, Beirut, Lebanon
« Cameroon a contemporary view », World bank, Yaounde, Cameroon
Dak’art biennale OFF exhibition, with Sahm workshops, Dakar, Senegal
Out of Africa Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Art Bar, Utrecht, Netherlands

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