Jadé Fadojutimi

JELLYFISH IS A PREFERABLE STATE OF MIND

2018
oil on canvas
71 x 94 1/2 inches

[My works] question our perceptions and perspectives whilst manifesting struggles. Through trying to understand this, more questions are posed and my personal engagement with paint becomes a release. The frustration and envy that comes through the work is a realization that these perceptions are not justified and instead sewn in subconsciously through society. They recognize a lack of self caused by automatically thinking that my identity is already defined, and also a frustration that paint can accept these characteristics better than myself. – Jadé Fadojutimi

The emotional landscapes that appear in Jadé Fadojutimi’s paintings are swirling, animated scenes of self-reflection and self-discovery.  Natural and scenic elements merge with bits of clothing and accessories, seen here is the scalloped bib and bow. Fadojutimi uses these elements because they are objects we use to present, adorn, and alter our appearance, and they contribute to the sense that the painting, like one’s identity, is in a constant state of flux and formation. Fadojutimi received her MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2017. She was recently shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize and the Griffin Art Prize.

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