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Where's the frame

Maribelle Bierens

September 18, 2020 12:24 PM


During these turbulent times, artists are proving they can roll with punches and, against all the odds, are flourishing. These three artists have especially grabbed our attention, and we’ll tell you why

Jadé Fadojutimi

Rapidly becoming one of London’s most wanted artists, Jadé’s bigger than life paintings are extremely sought after. Take one look at her work and it does not come as a surprise that this former Sladie and RCA'er is the youngest person in the collection of the Tate. Energetic, colourful, dynamic, powerful, layers of oil and pastel paint, this London-based artist describes her painting as environments, which are neither completely abstract nor figurative. If you want to see it for yourself, Jadé’s exhibition Jesture, at London’s Pippy Houldsworth Gallery will be on until October 21, 2020. The gallery has limited capacity so booking is recommended.

Jadé Fadojutimi, THERE EXISTS A GLORIOUS WORLD. ITS NAME? THE LAND OF SUSTAINABLE BURDENS, 2020. oil and oil stick on canvas. Photograpy: Mark Blower. Rights of Jadé Fadojutimi and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.

India Nielsen

India’s colourful, fresh build-up imagery paintings reminiscing of the 2000s will be on view at The Columbia/ Roman Road’s  FIGHT OR FLIGHT?, the inaugural exhibition presented in The Bakery. India’s style, who did her foundation at CSM, her BA at Slade and MA at RCA, is exciting as it pulls you in, makes you search for what’s going on, while in this case, the title helps you a little, other times, it’s just an enigma.    

India Nielsen, Sacred Heart, 2018. Oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm / 59.1 x 47.2 in. Rights of India Nielsen.

Sasha Ferré

RCA 2020 grad Sasha Ferré is included in multiple exhibitions at once this month: Saatchi’s London Grads Now, at Fold Gallery, and No. 20 Arts. Her popularity is not surprising as her work feels extremely relevant. Reacting to our social distancing times, her works reflect how we were asked to behave plants; ‘To stay rooted in one place while still growing and changing.’ - which is something we can all relate to, can’t we? 

Sasha Ferré, Omnia Mutantur, 2020. Acrylic on linen. 220 x 200 cm. Rights of Sasha Ferré.

Cover image: Jadé Fadojutimi in front of a work in progress. Photography Anamarija Ami Podrebarac

All images courtesy of the artists.

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