Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria in 1980, is an Artist living in Aberdeen, Scotland. His work is often ecologically themed and aims to highlight the continual damage caused by things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species within our landscape. He draws inspiration from his own experiences of travel and the imagery that he encounters.
Junction is a linocut print created using traditional cutting tools and an electric Dremel. For the past couple of years, Ade has been using Dremel multi-tools and he thinks of the Dremel as a pen. He uses a range of sizes of micro drills from 0.2mm up to 1.5mm. This has given him a lot of freedom in his mark-making and using this tool allows him to achieve a pointillistic effect in the image created.
Ade studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland and graduated in 2012. He is a Royal Scottish Academician, a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Arts, and a member of The London Group. He has undertaken Artist Residencies at Eton College, Highland Print Studio, Glasgow Print Studio, Marchmont House and Grays School of Art. Ade has exhibited all over the UK and abroad and his work is held in various museum and gallery collections internationally. He has collaborated with various artists such as David Mach RA, and Ian Burke just to name a few. He is also a multi-award-winning printmaker with prizes from the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Art.