for her, painting is removed as well from its tired convention of illustration, into an expedition of territoriality pushing the medium into boundaries non-painterly: painting as material exorcism applied with minimalist abandon, thick and heavy, sculptural, pensive, ceremonial and symbolic, transformative, interdisciplinary, nomadic, mixed with contrasting elements to produce the magical, always on the hunt for the new that generates an alternative consciousness, giving art a sensuous experience and a constant source of mental nourishment.  A product of the University of the Philippines, Africa lives and works in Manila, and has been active in showing with various galleries locally.  She is an emerging young talent that redefines the way we look at art by way of painting, sculpture, collage and other mixed media to produce ambivalent configurations that unsettle the familiar.