Day Watchers // Ade Adesina
24 May – 5 July, 2014
Opening Friday 23 May, 6 – 8pm
Kindly sponsored by anCnoc
An exhibition of monochrome linocuts and etchings.
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