Jombi Supastar at Art on the Ave
Opening Friday, August 10th 5-8PM
3808 Lancaster Avenue
Jombi Supastar, a Philadelphia based artist, incorporates folkloric and mythical creatures into his paintings and sculptures. Recycling materials that he finds in urban environments, he primarily paints and draws on canvas and paper, using gouache, watercolors, acrylic, and even fingernail polish and in collage, incorporates materials such as wrapping paper, false hair, stones, and advertisements. In addition to low-relief paintings, Jombi creates paper-maché sculptures embellished with mixed media. His work is influenced by West African sculpture, especially that of the Shona of Mozambique.