Boris Anje (born in 1993 in Bamenda, Cameroon). In 2015, he obtained a degree in drawing and painting at IBAF where he also graduated with a Master’s in 2018. He lives and works in Douala. Anje’s interest in the ubiquitousness of global consumerism broaches the notion of dependence in relation to identity. In his depiction of his community, with Internet symbols such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Chrome and Twitter in lieu of flesh, the problem of trading one’s identity for marketed products in a technocapitalist world is made apparent. While Anje’s subjects buy into systemized notions of acceptance and worth, what is being consumed by the other side takes place with as much voracity.
Visit the artist’s exhibition at BUNGALOW here