Franco Ndiba: Style Boys

16 June - 9 July 2021

Press preview: Wednesday 16 June, 11 am - 1 pm.


Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of new paintings by contemporary artist Franco Ndiba. This will be his first exhibition in the UK.


My art speaks of myself, my gaze towards everything around me. I am an observer of the environment that I rub shoulders with on a daily basis. Passing through this or that place, I record the deeds and gestures of the people that inhabit them and the conditions of life that they face. When representing my subjects, I like the images to remain anonymous so that the viewer can feel concern with what I see. I use an impressionist technique, with more or less fanciful touches in the shapes and background. The pastel colours are associated with ambient light, but are also a reflection of my state of mind.

- Franco Ndiba


Ndiba was born in 1983 in Douala, Cameroon.