Ihosvanny, Improv with Triangles IV, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 202 x 180 cm / 80 x 71in, Courtesy MOV’art Gallery
Ihosvanny, Improv with Triangles IV, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 202 x 180 cm / 80 x 71in, Courtesy MOV’art Gallery 

“Ihosvanny” is a self-taught artist and member of the so-called Movimento dos Nacionalistas, a visual arts movement in Angola. His practice comprises painting, video, and installation, which he uses to apprehend the physical chaos and psychic experiences of urbanism. He is part of the new generation of Angolan artists born in the wake of the country’s independence. Luanda’s cityscape provides a constant source of material for Ihosvanny’s work: scenes of disorder and arrest are transmuted and synthesized into a reflective visual lexicon. Dividing his life and practice between Barcelona and Luanda, Ihosvanny’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York (2014); Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador (2012); the 11th Havana Art Biennial, (2012); the Luanda Triennial (2010, 2007); and the African Pavilion at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia (2007), among others.