243. Chéri Cherin
Signed and dated 98 lr
Acrylics on canvas, 63 x 100 cm
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Doctor Pandakufi is a symbolic depiction of health care in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We see patients visiting a local medicine man while the hospital in the back is closed and the church not reachable. A plane brings rich Congolese to see doctors abroad. The artist has portrayed himself in the middle, looking at his watch and wondering how long this situation will last.