Jovita Odegua Akahome is a Canada-based visual artist whose work is influenced by geometric abstraction and an ancient African practice of body markings. Her work focuses on exploring the relationship between culture and identity. She has practiced professionally since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts, with a Major in Visual Arts and Minor in History, from the University of Ottawa.
Jovita’s West African background is an important inspiration for the recurring theme of identity marks in most of her work. She explores this theme through a versatility of media including oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, ink , watercolors and digital art.
“For me, art should not be bound by rules or conventions. I choose to endlessly explore new ways to create art.”