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was a founding member of the Â“Popular paintingÂ” school along with Pierre Bodo, his paintings exposing everyday life in the Democratic Republic of CongoÂ’s capital city, Kinshasa. His representative, often fantastical paintings incorporate graphic narrative and figures with text and word bubbles that address forefront social and political issues, including AIDS, social inequity, and corruption. Starting in the 1980s, Samba began to portray himself frequently and literally in his works, taking on a direct role as the reporter of his ideas and personal story. Â“I appeal to peopleÂ’s consciences,Â” he says. Â“Artists must make people think.Â”