Artist Creates Mystical Paintings Inspired By African And Caribbean Culture

Contemporary artist Josh Sessoms finds inspiration in African and Caribbean culture and uses it to capture the mystery, dynamism and poetic nature of these rich customs.

“Sessoms uses the ethereal nature of imagery to infuse thematic and historical narratives with the realm of collective consciousness. Throughout his work references to ancient African-Caribbean cosmogony, mythology, spirituality and rituals are found,” according to his website.

The artist wanted to inspire those within the African and Caribbean diasporas to “revive their collective memories of divinity, royalty and cultural ingenuity.” Many of his artworks are homages to African deities, ceremonial traditions while others include aspects of historical tales and divination.