Ade Adesina ARE

Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria, is an artist currently living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland. Ade previously studied printmaking at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. He was elected as a Royal Scottish Academician in 2017 and a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Arts, also in 2017.


He is a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor with a modern twist, working mostly with linocut, etching, woodcarving, and oil.


Hs work aims to to highlight the continual damage caused by things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species within the earth's wonderful landscapes.


Ade's practice is influenced by his experiences of travel and the imagery that he encounters. In recent years he has spent time in Italy, Nigeria, Germany, America, Dubai, Canada, and the Scottish Islands. He tries to immerse himself in different cultures and collect a variety of imagery to use in his next body of work. He enjoys researching and visualizing the difference between countries both historically and culturally. His ideas come from the places that he has visited and he also sources information from documentaries and current affairs.