‘Ade Adesina continues his journey to becoming one of the most distinguished printmakers of his generation.’ – The Scotsman
We were delighted to learn that Ade Adesina RSA has just opened his second solo exhibition 'Parallel' at The Royal Scottish Academy Academician’s Gallery in Edinburgh.
Ade began working with us here at Sarah Wiseman Gallery in 2020, first opening his exhibition ‘Twilight’ and then returning in the summer of 2022 with his solo show ‘Contradictions.’ Since then, he has had his print ‘Parallel’ included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition among other projects.
Ade is a highly accomplished traditional printmaker, working largely in lino-cut. His ambitiously scaled work explores several themes, such as geopolitics and climate change.
Contrasting imagery from different cultures makes for intriguing works, his influences ranging from his native Nigeria to recent travels in Italy, Germany and the Scottish Islands. The 'Tree of Life', the African Baobab tree, is a recurring motif, often standing alone as an emblem of survival, depicted surrounded by sprawling human civilisation or in a ruined wasteland. In other works, the tree is at the hands of beetle-like machines, cutting and sawing into it. Visually striking and complex, these works urge the viewer to reflect on the past, the present and the future.
We are so thrilled that Ade has unveiled this exciting major solo show at the Royal Scottish Academy; he is an artist whose star is on the ascent and he is definitely one to watch.
Browse the selection of Ade’s prints here in the gallery. Click here to see more.