Ade Adesina (b 1980) is one of the most dynamic and accomplished practitioners of original printmaking in the UK today. With a growing reputation for technical mastery and a visionary approach to his subjects, Adesina’s work is hard to ignore. His concerns with global ecological change are often central.
'My work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. I am fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet. Our world is full of wonderful lanscapes and I wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption and endangered wild species.' Ade Adesina
Over the last few years Adesina has worked closely with other notable artists – Ian Burke, June Carey, Lennox Dunbar, David Mach, Barry McGlashan and Tomasz Wrobel.
Adesina was born in Nigeria in 1980 and now lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. He studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, graduating in 2012. Adesina has held artist residencies at Eton College, Highland Print Studio, Glasgow print Studio and Grays School of Art. He is a Royal Scottish Academician and member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Arts.
Ade is represented in the Stadtische Galerie Collection, Bietigheim Bissingem. Art in Healthcare, Edinburgh, Robert Gordon University Arts, the Heritage Collection, Aberdeen, the Eton College Collection, the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and private collections worldwide.