Bodys Isek Kingelez and his Afro-Futuristic Fantasy Architecture
Bodys Isek Kingelez was born in what was then Belgian Congo back in 1948. He originally worked as a restorer of tribal masks at the National Museum of Kinshasa to support himself. But by 1985 he was able to focus on his art full time, and since then he has had big success as an artist. Bodys Isek Kingelez has become world renowned for his fantastic architectural models, made from cardboard and recycled scrap materials. He is regarded as a sculptor and artist, but why not recreate his cityscapes in full size? A city based on Kingelez’s models would be such a funky place to be, compared to the evil corporate urban environment that (literally) overshadows everything nowadays.
The guy is a misogynist. Please do not support his work. Regardless of how impressive it is, it in no way makes up for the damage done by his misogyny. See the September 2013 September article in which he expresses his distain for women.
August 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm
Hi Heidi. Thanks for that note. I couldn’t find the article that you mentioned though.
September 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm