Ngima Thogo Kenyan Surrealist Digital Artist and Collagist

Ngima Thogo Kenyan Surrealist Digital Artist and Collagist

Ngima Thogo is a self-taught digital artist who lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. His distinct personal style exudes joy, bursting forth in a relentless energetic expression. The artist brings an extensive understanding of color theory, an innate sense of rhythm, and compositional elements to each digital art. His intent is not to exhibit craft but rather to submerge it and make it rightfully the handmaiden of hope, healing, and emotional content.

Ngima Thogo’s journey from photography to digital art is a captivating story of determination and innovation. He employs a hands-on technique that includes color extraction, image deconstruction, and tone manipulation, demonstrating a deep dedication to his art. As a guardian of African heritage, Ngima effortlessly combines traditional customs with modern digital art, as seen in his notable project, “Kpeliye’e,” which showcases the preservation of cultural diversity for a worldwide audience.

Much of my work stems from emotions and things that I’m feeling internally. Stuff like anxiety, solitude, doubt, loss, struggling with hyperhidrosis disorder [excessive heating not related to body temperature or exercise], for example. Sometimes the subjects may seem enigmatic, but I try to give these concepts a sense of importance, healing and hope through it. I seek to provide these feelings and emotions with an external interpretation that I can’t tell in words.