Muzae Sesay 

b. 1989 Long Beach, CA

Lives and works in Oakland, CA

My current body of work flirts with the feelings that arise from testing the absoluteness of everyday life with the strict, rigid fragments found in architecture and manufactured spaces. Utilizing skewed perspectives of space and shape collapsed into flat two-dimensional planes, I create surreal geometric landscapes and structures. Inspired by ideas of cultural reflection and developed by questioning the validity of memory, my work often depicts worlds I've created in response to social introspection and challenging my own perceptions of reality. This process involves taking imagery from the physical world and reducing them to rudimental forms that then populate fragmented universes compiled by perspectival fallacies and tied together by harmonious color composition. The viewer is compelled to understand the space, question its dimensionality, dive inside and walk around.