exhibitions & events 2015
Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery & Trongate 103 Foyer
Exhibition Runs: 20th January – 1st March
Preview: Thurs 5th February (Trongate 103 First Thursday)
Nigerian born Ade Adesina is a traditional printmaker working mainly with linocut and etching. He combines his African cultural roots with his British culture, producing work that makes people reflect about themselves and their histories.
Adesina creates large-scale linocuts and etchings which combine technical virtuosity with thought provoking themes and an acute sense of humour. His highly detailed prints are rich with political comment and observations. His work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world, in particular Adesina has a fascination with how the human footprint is affecting our planet.
Adesina graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2012, since then his highly distinctive style has attracted much attention resulting in numerous awards and solo shows. In 2014 Adesina was RSA Artist in Residence at Glasgow Print Studio.
"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 with mostly woodcarving, linocut etching, and oil paint. I combine my African cultural roots with my British culture, producing work that makes people reflect about 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, Scottish Islands and Germany, immersing myself in different cultures and collecting a variety of imagery to use in my next body of work. I enjoy researching and visualising the differences between countries both historically and culturally. My ideas come from the new places I’ve visited and I source information from television documentaries and current affairs."
Image: Ade Adesina, 'Adaptation', linocut, 112 x 76cm.