Joy Yamusangie is a visual artist, currently working in London. Specialising in illustration, Joy experiments with a range of traditional processes such as drawing, painting and collaging to produce mixed media pieces. Exploring socio-political themes from a personal perspective, Joy’s work takes the form of works on paper, paintings on fabric and, more recently, film. Their work explores themes of memory, intimacy and gender.
Yamusangie is also particularly interested in how archiving is incorporated into their practice. Inspiration is drawn from past conversations, dreams, family photos and fleeting interactions. Through archiving these moments through their pieces, Yamusangie’s work exists to preserve these memories as visual stories. Each individual piece documents and retells moments, creating a physical permanence to past experiences from the artists’ life.
Photo Credit: Ronan Mckenzie