"I choose to create because it’s the purest means for me to relate to the world. I hope my work allows people to see life in a new way by beginning a conversation about poverty— ending inequality, empathizing with the environment, and being inspired for action... "
"My loft is my own little bohemian microcosm. I was first drawn to this industrial space because of its high ceilings and white brick walls against which I could create new pieces. Today the space it is filled with fragments of my universe – an ancient Ethiopian chair, a vintage surfboard, a set of Burmese buddhas and portraits of my children as babies... "
"We were alerted by email about Kito Mbiango’s artwork and once we had the chance to lay eyes on all of his pieces, we knew this immediately had to go up. Beginning his work as a photographer, Kito has been evolving his artistic career into the path you see now. He uses his many cultural influences to create original artwork that naturally combines the illustrative elements of photography and painting into one manipulative piece... "
"When we first saw Kito Mbiango‘s artwork, we were blown away the rich colors and textures, layered prints, geometric patterns and captivating subject matter. The Belgium-born artist works out of his New York studio, where he thrives on the energy of the city, but seeks solace between books and photo archives during golden hour in his sun-drenched studio... "
"Bringing together multiple cultures into one piece of work is never an easy task to accomplish. But visual artist Kito Mbiango does it effortlessly in his “Digital Ethnic Prints” collection for 2014. The Belgian-Congolese artist creates these pieces, which do a great job of putting humanity into perspective... "
"When it comes to artistic talent, sometimes living in New York makes me feel like I’m a kid in a candy shop. Today’s featured artist is Kito Mbiango and while he currently lives in the Big Apple, he has traveled all around the world. His work reflects many of these travels and what draws me in the most is his clever use of color. See below for the full interview... "
"La capacidad de interrelacionar técnicas, conceptos e influencias es primordial en el proceso creativo del artista visual Kito Mbiango. Nacido en Bélgica, de padre congolés y madre belga, el artista y su trabajo han sido marcados hondamente por las directrices culturales un tanto opuestas de sus raíces familiares, haciendo de la mezcla un aspecto inherente a su persona... "
“My art strives to take viewers on a journey that transcends place and time, illustrating our connectedness,“ says the New York based artist Kito Mbiango. “We are like the ocean that is made up by droplets of water coming together. The ultimate message of my art is that we are one... ”