Jadé Fadojutimi, “A Bellyful”, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 160 cm © Jadé Fadojutimi / Photo: Kenji Takahashi

Jadé Fadojutimi was born in London, UK in 1993 and currently lives and works in London. She studied painting at Slade School of Fine Art, London and received MA at Royal College of Art in London. Her artistic practice revolves around questions towards her own identity and her surroundings. By paying attention to the things that interest her, such as Japanese anime, soundtracks, video games, fashion, and the memories and experiences they evoke, she attempts to find clues to construct a sense of oneself. Interrogating herself incessantly about the fluid nature of identity and how her thoughts, emotions and experiences form her, she reflects on herself and releases her own self through the act of painting. Vivid and brilliant colors in a broad range of concentration and transparency fill up the canvas with brushstrokes in various scales, dots, marks, shapes, and textures. An emotional landscape, drifting between figurative and abstract, emerges with full of energy on the canvas.

Fadojutimi’s exhibitions include WHAT Museum, Tokyo (2022, 2023), the Hepworth Wakefield (2022), ICA Miami (2021) and Columbus Museum of Art (2021). She participated in the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, 2022 and the Liverpool Biennial in 2021, UK.  Fadojutimi’s works belong to public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Baltimore Museum of Art; the Hepworth Wakefield; ICA Miami; Tate, London; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others.

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