Jessi Jumanji, aka Jessica Lofton, is a visual artist, graphic designer, and photographer who specializes in Afrofuturistic collages. As she aptly describes herself on social media, she is “YourFavArtistsFavArtist”, visionary, ancestral artist, and cultural curator.
Jumanji’s work combines pop culture iconography with tribal African people and designs, drawing connections between black heritage, world history, and the metaphysical.
Her recent throwback is no less important – connecting African American cultural icons to their, by and large, ancestral counterparts. In a number of stunning collages, we sell the striking resemblance between Africans and African Americans both physically and aesthetically.
At a time when the relations between Africans and African Americans seem to be constantly mended then strained, Jumanji’s work is yet another powerful reminder that the lasting truth is that we are one people.