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Jade Fadojutimi: Jesture

Jade Fadojutimi: Jesture

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Jade Fadojutimi: Jesture

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Exhibition Catalog

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, 2020, 2021. Published in association with Anomie Publishing, London.

76 pp. 31 col. ills. 28 x 24 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9781910221297

Jade Fadojutimi: Jesture is a publication produced by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to accompany the second solo exhibition at the gallery of new paintings by London-based artist Jade Fadojutimi, presented in Fall 2020. The word "Jesture" in the title of the exhibition and publication evokes a sense of the absurd, responding to the disruption of daily rhythms arising from forced isolation during lockdown. Central to Fadojutimi’s practice is a repeated questioning of identity, its fluid nature, and how the understanding of notions of pleasure, desire, and choice are integral to a sense of self. Addressing the exchange between an individual and their environment, the vivid choices of color and form derive from the associative qualities of the special items that capture her attention and the memories they invoke. Fadojutimi’s studio is filled with objects, drawings, and writings that evoke nostalgic pleasure. Powerful memories, experienced while listening to film, animation, and video game soundtracks, transport Fadojutimi to the first time she encountered them, eliciting a response that is experienced through intense color. The synthesis of these various influences, through which Fadojutimi understands her sense of self, is transformed into large-scale gestural paintings charged with energy and emotion. Described by Fadojutimi as "environments," these complex compositions, neither wholly abstract nor figurative, are built up with layers of oil paint, interrupted by the more linear mark-making made possible by her recent adoption of oil pastels. The introduction of new materials into her painting has enabled Fadojutimi to think more broadly about palette, composition, and depth, while translating the spontaneity of her drawing onto the canvas.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Great Britain -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 ; Post-2020 -- Painting -- Other Non-American Minority ; Women Artists --

Artist(s): Fadojutimi, Jade

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