Marisa Mann’s work is influenced by rich experiences from a colourful childhood. Born in the richly varied environment in the foothills of the Himalayas and an early childhood in the war-torn regions of West Africa, this early influence can be felt in her exotic, bold use of colour and formal figurative arrangements. The works adopt simple, pared-down forms that carry the message of an Asian- African upbringing whilst continuing to be expansive, dramatic and romantic.