Acrylic on canvas
127 x 127 cm / 50 x 50 in
Sesse Elangwe Ngeseli (b. 1994, Buea, Cameroon) a Cameroonian visual artist from the region of Buea, he currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. Sesse creates compelling paintings based on his digested response to personal and communal encounters that reflect his cultural and socio-political environment. Drawing aesthetics from realism, pop art and surrealism, Sesse employs portraiture to critically document some of the conditions experienced by the Black community.
Sesse’s focus is on topics that include identity, community development, and personal growth. His signature use of asymmetry in the eyes of his subjects symbolizes enlightenment. The large eye encourages his viewers to ask themselves challenging questions, to be more aware of their innate wisdom, and mobilize in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.
Sesse is a self-taught artist, who has been practicing professionally for over eight years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon. He has participated in over 20 exhibitions that span four continents: Africa, Europe, North America, and Australia. Works by Sesse are in prestigious private collections across the globe.