Day Watchers // Ade Adesina

24 May – 5 July, 2014

Opening Friday 23 May, 6 – 8pm

All welcome.

Kindly sponsored by anCnoc

An exhibition of monochrome linocuts and etchings.

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Ade Adesina was born in Nigeria in 1980, graduated with a BA (Hons) in Printmaking from Gray’s School of Art, 2011.

Exhibitions include: Aberdeen Art Fair, Aberdeen Music Hall (2012); The Royal Scottish Academy, New Contemporaries 2013; Linocut Today, Stadtische Galerie, Bietigheim Bissingem, Germany (2013); Woodend Barn Gallery, Banchory (2014) and The Royal Scottish Academy, Generation (2014).

‘My work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. I am fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet.

Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and I wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption and endangered wild species.

I am a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor; I work mostly with woodcarving, linocut etching and oil paint. I combine my African cultural roots with my British ones; producing work that encourages people to reflect on themselves and their histories.

My practice is influenced by my experiences of travel and the imagery that I encounter. Recently I spent time in Italy, Nigeria, Germany and the islands of Scotland immersing myself in different cultures and collecting a variety of imagery to use in my next body of work.’ Ade Adensina

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