IJE Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Ije (pronounced Eee J) – A conceptual/expressionist mixed practice artist – painting, poetry, installation, sculpture, printing, photography, film and curation. MA Fine Art Birmingham City University.
I have a mixed arts practice of conceptual/expressionist painting, poetry, installation, sculpture, printing, photography, film and curation.
Undertaking durational activity in the landscape, I wonder about what went before me and what may lie ahead; I wonder about the relationships between land, sky, water and inhabitants; I wonder about potentials, about change, about impacts of voices on the wind or echoes of a footfall. My work seeks to reshape embodied notions, respond to encounters with time, space and place through making and documenting; generating works activated through gesture, texture, layering, repetition, colour and reflectivity.
My paintings are often able to be viewed in any orientation and are rhizomatically connected through conceptual series. When painting I work predominantly in acrylics and oils with the addition of other materials such as yarn, beads, textiles, swarf, wire and sparkly, reflective things to create tactile, highly textured and vibrant works. I also experiment with sculpture and textiles; with Phoems – photographs of my activities interwoven with poetry; with film and installations, using written and video documentation from my activities / making, as well as poems and photographs.
I enjoy collaborating with other artists; I am a founding member of the OMHS Collective based in Oxfordshire; an active member of Rugby Artists Group (RAG) and have also held committee roles for RAG, Warwickshire Open Studios (2013-2017) and the Association of Midland Artists (2011-2014).
I undertake commissions and run small group creative painting workshops for adults.
Our eARTh 2018
International exhibition of around 100 artists creating contemporary art in response to environmental concerns & the theme of Our Earth. Exhibition 24 March 2018 to 23 December 2018
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