Ade Adekola’s work spans quite a lot of media: images, installations, and interactive artwork. He’s a Nigerian-born Architect turned modern artist. Self-taught, he has been making pictures since his early teenagers. Ade’s eye is influenced by a mix of visible languages that reduce throughout a number of cultures. As an experimental photographer, he makes use of expertise within the post-production course of to create alternate strategies of illustration. He works from his non-public picture archive, and sometimes from public archives. His works are made in discrete sequence – every exploring completely different concepts. The result’s a physique with distinct visible languages which query and redefines a path for the way forward for African images.
In his current works, he redirects his observe to reimagining modern representations from reinterpreted conventional and concrete Nigerian tradition. For instance, he creates new expressions of conventional textiles; glittering gemstone picture mosaics from ethnographic pictures; massive scale photomontages of city dwellers; iconic blur pictures of festivals and optical kinetic items from city photograms.
His work is vibrant and infrequently makes use of overlapping pictures. His progressive compositions add new views to African images.
He at the moment lives in Lagos.
Anthology NFT sequence
The Anthology NFT sequence makes use of narratives or tales to convey communities collectively. We reference Actual Life (IRL), community-based actions and stage them as visible tales utilizing components from the Crypto Artwork/NFT subculture. The sequence just isn’t a generative venture neither is the manufacturing automated. As an alternative, the NFTs are modular, created from artworks nested inside artworks, exploring narratives nested inside different narratives. In the end, they’re native Internet 3 artwork or Meta-Artworks.