About The Work
The series “La maison des pauvres” was developed through an encounter that prompted the artist to reflect on the question of representation of self and others. Through the artist’s lens, the audience is confronted with various questions. What is being poor? Is it related to the color of our skin, where we live, or the color of our environment? Is it related to our appearance?
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER IS THE PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED ON?
All prints are Digital Pigment prints on museum-quality acid-free papers such as Museum Etching, Canson Rag and Arches Velin. These papers are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades 200 years old. The choice of paper is suggested by the Photographer according to his or her preferences.
WHAT IS THE PRINTING PROCESS USED?
All prints are Digital Pigment Prints using the latest top of the line technology, archival high dynamic inks and 200 years old life paper.
IS THE IMAGE SIZE THE SAME AS THE PAPER SIZE?
NO! Our prints are on standard paper sizes and we don’t alter the image size and proportions to fit the paper. Each print has a minimum of 0.5 inch white border. This is an artistic decision that belongs to the artist. Margins don’t normally exceed 2-4 inches on each side depending on the final paper size.
Moridja Kitenge Banza [born in 1980, in Kinshasa, Congo Republic], is a Canadian artist of Congolese origin. He graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Kinshasa (1999) and from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole, France (2008).
In 2010 he was awarded the first prize at the Dakar Biennale for his video Hymne à nous and his installation 1848 à nos jours. His work has been presented at the Musée Dauphinois in France, at the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark, at the Arndt Gallery and at the Ngbk in Berlin, at the Attijariwafa bank foundation in Morocco, at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, and at Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montréal.
His artistic approach lies somewhere between fiction and reality and serves as the means by which he questions history, memory and identity through the lens of social, economic and political contexts.