Deborah Segun in front of her colourful painting

Deborah Segun

Exploring femininity through saccharine paintings

"I enjoy the process of mixing and creating colours, because I also think this is another form of intimacy for me."

Deborah Segun’s paintings encourage self love. Influenced by the collective experience of womanhood, she references issues like body image ideals and gender binaries. To create her works, Segun layers 2-D planes of paint on her canvas. She says “I am the most interested in figuring out what colours to use. That’s what I spend most of my time doing before I start painting.” Using bright and contras...

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Deborah Segun (she/her) was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1994, where she continues to live and work.


Deborah Segun obtained a degree in Fashion Design at the Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing in Florence, Italy in 2017. During Segun’s undergraduate degree, she transformed many of her artworks into clothes and wearable pieces.

Gallery Shows

One of Segun’s first group shows was during a Friends and Family Show at the infamous skate brand ‘Wafflesncream’ in Lagos, Nigeria. They've been featured in publications such as ID, Dazed and Huck Magazine.

Collaborations with Deborah Segun