Messanie Raphaël is an Edmonton based Caribbean Canadian Artist that uses symbolism; poetry, movement, rhythm in her work to follow subjects such as collective experience,emotion, human connection, isolation, and identity. Messanie implements Easter egg messages within her works and connecting with her inner child. Referencing her younger self in her artworks she is able to bring dimensions of playful, vibrant, youthful innocence, pure wonder when addressing harder conversations; topics including loss, loneliness, change, and acceptance.
Messanie is passionate about collaborations, concentrating on bringing talented Edmonton-based artists to work together on Music video MNLSA by DNA house and productions. Bringing skilled artists from different practices such as dance, modelling, and creative arts together to pour their talents into strong storytelling and magnify their creative voice through collaboration. Messanie’s choice of mediums are intentional to the piece, her choices the intent 2D animation, Acrylic Paint, charcoal, installation art and videography.
You can find her on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram (@messanie and @esanii)