Exploring a complex emotional landscape, Jadé Fadojutimi's paintings offer an insight into the artist's quest for identity and self-knowledge. For her, painting is like looking into a windowpane and seeing the reflection of herself, the context in which she lives, and a distorted fusion of these two. Using the canvas as a sounding board, she grapples with memories of everyday experiences.
Fadojutimi often reflects on the trauma of feeling displaced or alienated from one's surroundings. Many of her works depict mysterious environments, which merge between figuration and abstraction, in an attempt to create a form of reality which is parallel to but separate from the real world. Through this process, the artist examines how her sense of self is constructed, so that her paintings communicate forms of emotion which are impossible to convey through language.
- Artwork Details: 200 x 300cm
- Material description: Oil, oil stick and acrylic on canvas
- Credit line: Gift of Simon & Heidi Kirby, 2021 © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
- Medium: Painting
- Accession number: ACC18/2021