Cameroon-born and based artist, Maxime Manga, has been experimenting with digital collage since 2016. His work manipulates classic photography and geometric shapes with vibrant colors that are reflective of his African culture. It’s this self-described ‘Afrofuturistic’ style that has enabled him to carve out a niche in a contemporary art form.
Maxime Manga was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in 1999 and continues to work from his hometown. One of the new generation of digital collage artists from Africa, Maxime first came to attention with his graphic design projects for Germany and the USA. He completed his computer science degree in 2019.
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. Manga effortlessly captures the viewer through his boundless imagination and positive vision for the African continent.