Month: July 2022

National Geographic Features JT-GOCA Artist, Stephan Gladieu

National Geographic Features JT-GOCA Artist, Stephan Gladieu

It started as a countercultural art movement in 2001. After years studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kinshasa—following teachers’ advice on creating work with “proper” materials, such as resin and plaster of paris—some students in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) decided to do something different. They created art with what was in...

July 3, 2022July 3, 2022
“Trash Mask” Portraits Highlight the Mineral-Garbage Exploitation Cycle of the DR Congolese People

“Trash Mask” Portraits Highlight the Mineral-Garbage Exploitation Cycle of the DR Congolese People

— New Gallery Exhibition Raises Awareness and Support JOSHUA TREE, UNITED STATES — The Joshua Tree Gallery of Contemporary Art’s (JT-GOCA) new exhibition, THROUGH THEIR EYES, is a solo exhibition featuring the extraordinary photographic art of Stephan Gladieu — and it’s literally helping to support a collective of about thirty Congolese artists whose goal includes...

July 3, 2022July 3, 2022