Sesse Elangwe

Sesse, (b. February 25, 1994), lives in Buea, Cameroon. He obtained his BSc in Political Science from the University of Buea. He classifies his art as contemporary afro-pop with a mixture of cubism and surrealism.

The message behind his paintings is that we should open our eyes to bigger visions to achieve grander things. The large eye which is a key feature in his works represents enlightenment.

Sesse draws inspiration from his day to day life and surroundings. He is also inspired by his fellow artists and master artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh. Being an artist to Sesse means freedom.

Art and painting is an outlet for Sesse. His favorite medium to use is acrylic on canvas. He wants his art to encourage us as a people to have a bigger eye for the bigger things, the bigger issues, and thus bigger achievements.

That is the message behind the works in this series which is why he features muses such as Jay Z and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Sesse Elangwe is part of our group exhibition titled Concordant Conveyances which opened on the 30th of June 2021.

Works by Sesse Elangwe are in private collections that spread across North America, Europe, and Africa.

Select Exhibitions

  1. The Last Picture Show, Group show, Alliance Française Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. 2021
  2. Patrimoine collectif contemporain, Group show,
    Doualaart, Douala, Cameroon. 2020
  3.  The Kai, Group show, Annie Kadji Gallery,
    Douala, Cameroon. 2020
  4.  The Last Picture Show with Gondwana Art
    Collective, Cur. Catherine Pittet, Douala, Cameroon. 2019.
  5. The Last Picture Show with Gondwana Art
    Collective, Cur. Catherine Pittet, Douala, Cameroon. 2018
  6. Mur Mur Festival, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 2018
  7.  Jeune Espoir, Douala Art, Douala, Cameroon. 2017
  8. The Movement Africa. 2017
  9. Akwa Palace Hotel, Douala, Cameroon. 2016.
  10.  Seme Beach Hotel, Limbe, Cameroon. 2015.
  11. University of Buea, Joint exhibition with Max sako and Tango Emannuel, Buea, Cameroon. 2015

Awards

  1.  Festival Mur Mur, 2nd place winner,
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 2018
  2.  Arts Chronicle, 3rd place, 3rd
    place, and 1st place for 2014, 2012, and 2011 respectively.
  3.  1st place at World Heritage. Patrimonito. Storyboard Competition by UNESCO. 2012
  4. Six-time winner of Crayon de D’jino from 2007-2012.
Watch our Interview with Sesse Elangwe

Editors Note. Sesse Elangwe. Figurative Cubistic Surrealism.

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