This painting depicts a surreal geometric environment, made from skewed spatial perspectives and shapes collapsed into two-dimensional planes of color. The artist takes imagery from the physical world and reduces it to rudimentary forms, creating fragmented universes comprised of perspectival fallacies. These environments are tied together by the composition's use of harmonious color.
Sesay's work examines our collective relationship to space, memory and community, as well as the perceived truths within these structures. The artist's compositions invite viewers to navigate created worlds as they question their dimensionality—challenging our acceptance of the rigid pragmatism found in architecture, design and our built environment.
Muzae Sesay’s paintings depict surreal geometric interiors, exteriors, landscapes and structures that viewers are asked to navigate and understand. The artist’s compositions feature skewed spatial perspectives and shapes collapsed into two-dimensional planes of color. Reducing imagery from the physical world to rudimental forms, Sesay’s work draws inspiration from ideas of cultural reflection—while simultaneously questioning the validity of remembrance.
Muzae Sesay was born in Long Beach, California in 1989.
Solo exhibitions of Sesay’s work include: Cut Trees at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California (2020); Freetown Veranda at Pt.2 Gallery in Oakland, California (2020); and The Purest Air I’ve Ever Known at Pt.2 Gallery in Oakland, California.
Group exhibitions that have shown Sesay’s work include: Californisme: Partie 2 at Bim Bam Gallery in Paris, France (2021); Path of the Storm at SUNNY NY Gallery in New York City (2021); Sites of Memory at United Talent Agency: UTA Artist Space in Los Angeles, California (2021); and Personal Alchemy at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose, California (2020).
In 2021, Sesay completed a residency at The Cabin LA in Los Angeles, California.
Sesay lives and works in Oakland, California.
This painting depicts a surreal geometric environment, made from skewed spatial perspectives and shapes collapsed into two-dimensional planes of color. The composition invites viewers to navigate its created world as they question its dimensionality.More