ALEXIS TSEGBA

ALEXIS TSEGBA

ALEXIS TSEGBA

Nigerian based visual artist Alexis Tsegba has been experimenting with digital collages for almost 2 years. In 2019, she completed a postgraduate study in Creative and Media Enterprise at the University of Warwick. It was during this period, specifically while writing her final dissertation, that she began making digital collages. As a person with eclectic interests in various art forms such as painting, photography and architecture, digital collage making has proven the ultimate medium for the artist to merge her interests in a way that allows her tell stories and express herself without limitations. Alexis finds inspiration by observing. She is always looking for patterns in things, people and emotions or wandering off to strange places on her own. Her greatest inspiration is going through life as herself, observing her emotions and those of others and creating her own version of reality.


About the work:
Collages often feature striking subjects in surrealistic landscapes. The artist enjoys telling stories and asking questions through her art in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and draws the viewer in to keep on looking. While utterly dreamy, many of her collages are packed with covert symbols that are designed to raise specific questions in the minds of the viewer and challenge traditional notions on specific themes such as Afrocentrism, Afro-futurism, love and gender expression. The artist believes Afrocentrism and Afro- futurism are special because they contribute towards changing the narrative on Africa as a dark continent in need of saving. Afro-futurism also allows her to show what her ideal Africa could be; one where people are kinder and more tolerant of differences while relying on technology to enhance aspects of the culture that enrich us.

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