Ade’s work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology, the study of the relationships between living things and their surroundings. His main fascination is how the human footprint is affecting our planet. He highlights the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, energy consumption and endangered wild species, bringing his influences from travel and current affairs.
Mirage shows an expansive field, deep with trenches carved by agricultural machinery which takes the eye down to the ripples on the Firth of Forth estuary, towards the fish farm enclosures flanked by the rail and road bridges, leading to Edinburgh Castle in the far distance. Ade has demonstrated the imposing character of farming and industry on the natural environment, using iconic imagery to create an unsettling and familiar scene.
"Our world is full of wonderful landscapes 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
Ade is a traditional printmaker, working mainly with linocut and etching. He combines his African cultural roots with his British culture, producing work that makes people reflect about themselves and their histories.
Ade Adesina was the winner of the Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize, RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition 2013.