Maxime Manga started to explore digital collage as a new art form in 2016. The artist manipulates imagery sampled from disparate sources – fashion magazines, photography, traditional African arts, botanical images etc. In a departure from the artist’s earlier collages with their highly critical, dark and confrontational themes, there is a renewed optimism and positive energy inherent in this new body of work.
“BE WHO YOU ARE” explores the possibilities and vibrant imagery of an emerging Africa, a continent in motion, in transition from ancient traditions and rituals to high tech powered innovation. Manga effortlessly captures the viewer through his boundless imagination and positive vision for the African continent.