Jadé Fadojutimi

Jadé Fadojutimi, Clumsy, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Photo: Ben Westoby

Jadé Fadojutimi, Jellyfish is a preferable state of mind, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Photo: Ben Westoby

Jadé Fadojutimi, She Squalls, 2018. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Photo: Simon Vogel

Jadé Fadojutimi, Bows won’t save you now, 2018. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Photo: Simon Vogel

Jadé Fadojutimi, Clumsy, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Photo: Ben Westoby

Jadé Fadojutimi (b. 1993, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Fadojutimi works primarily with paintings, interrogating the construction and constraints of identity, whilst offering a space for individual liberation. Responding to personal experience, Fadojutimi layers veils of colour with rhythmic, gestural brushstrokes and at times scrapes the paint back, building exhilarating, immersive environments where forms on the cusp of recognition dissolve into abstraction. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, UK (2020, 2017); PEER, UK (2019); and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Germany (2019); Taka Ishii Gallery, Japan (2021); The Hepworth Wakefield, UK (2021) and ICA Miami, USA (2021).

Project Description

Jadé Fadojutimi presents a series of large-scale paintings at Bluecoat. Using oils and oil sticks on canvas, the artist captures scenes of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Depicting complex emotional landscapes, the paintings reflect her self-image, thought process and the environments she works within. For Fadojutimi, the stretched canvas provides a physical space onto which the material of the paint itself has the power to assume a vast range of identities, reflecting the fluidity and multiplicity of the human experience. Contemplating on the notions of identity, Fadojutimi moves between abstraction and figuration in her attempt to recognise a senseof place in uncertain worlds.