Kinkonda, called Chéri Cherin, was born on February 16th,
1955 in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic Congo, formerly called
Zaire). He studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Kinshasa
under the Austrian ceramics-artist Peter Weihs. During this
time Chéri Cherin started to paint posters in his residential-quarter
created murals on the walls of bars, barbershops and small boutiques.
Impressive pictures of daily life but also with very serious
Cherin is one of the best known painters in Kinshasa and a teacher
to many young talented artists.