Photo of Enri Kums (Henry Coombes)

Enri Kums (Henry Coombes)

b. Mauritius 1948.

Enri Kums (aka Henry Koombes/ Coombes) is an artist and illustrator. A self-taught artist, his artworks deal directly with themes of sexuality and death, with a strong homo-erotic focus.

Art Education



2000 Millennium Exhibition, Mauritius
1998 Sequences 3, MOBAA Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius
1998 Art in the world, Paris
1998 Seychelles Biennale
1997 New Delhi Triennial, India
1997 African Suite, Convent of the Cordeliers, Paris France
1996 Novante Nova Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Unparalleled at Kums, La Fabriks, Marseille, France
1996 L’Etoile Noire Salle Clément Ader, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius1970 First exhibition, Max Boullé Gallery, Rose-
1993 Art Contemporain en Francophonie, Port-Louis, Mauritius
1993 Centre Wallonie, Bruxelle, Belgium & Paris, France1992 Esta Novo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Maison Créole d’Eureka, Mauritius
1992 The Group of Nine, Port Louis, MauritiusHill, Mauritius
1989 Maison Créole d’Eureka, Mauritius1984 Cultural Center Charles Baudelaire, Rose-Hill, Mauritius
1988 Black Bull Gallery Fulham Road, London, UK
1986 Hélène de Senneville Gallery, Mauritius
1985 Cadre Noir, Reunion


1995 Concours de Beats (with Dominic Larrivaz), Merlan Theater, Marseille, France
1995 Musical comedy Mokko, Whiting Theater, Marseille, France
1994 Musical comedy Mokko (sets, costume, actor), Port Louis Theater, Mauritius

Childrens books

1998-present Creator and illustrator a series of children’s books entitled The Adventures of Tikoulou