1. Prudence Chimutuwah
Image: Prudence Chimutuwah, Seductions, 2021, Mixed Media Collage on Canvas © Prudence Chimutuwah
Prudence Chimutuwah is a visual artist from Harare, Zimbabwe. Producing mainly mixed media works on canvas, Chimutuwah's art is informed by gender and the ideas attached to it that evolve depending on its socio-economic environment. Having studied painting and sculpture, her early practice was largely inspired by sculptors Seminar Mpofu and Colleen Madamombe. Since 2015, Prudence has been creating collages depicting the everyday life experiences of women, using recycled materials from old novels, newspapers and banknotes combined with painting and printmaking.
2. David 'Kaydee' Azegbe-Otaru
Image: David Azegbe-Otaru, Timelessness, Charcoal, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas © David Azegbe-Otaru
Originally from Edo State, Nigeria, Kaydee is a self-taught artist living and working in Lagos. Combining several art forms, Kaydee's work portrays moments of randomness against commonplace scenes, reflecting both the simplicity and complexity of life. Using mediums like charcoal and acrylic, Kayee creates an 'inverted technique', reminding us of the ever-approaching convergence of traditional art and technology. The overarching message behind all of his work is the importance of enjoying life no matter its challenges.
3. Day Brièrre
Image: Day Brièrre, Feeling Weird © Day Brièrre
Day Brièrre is a Haitian illustrator and collage artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by self-taught Haitian folk-artists, Day's work seeks to celebrate and uplift marginalised communities.
4. Joshua Oheneba-Takyi
Image: Joshua Oheneba-Takyi, Turmoil, 2022 © Joshua Oheneba-Takyi
Ghanaian artist Oheneba-Takyi places the relationship between humans and chairs at the forefront of his work. Exploring themes of placement and displacement, Oheneba-Takyi seeks to investigate the human experience through using the chair as a metaphor for stability and belonging.