Artist

Ade Adesina

Ade Adesina was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and now lives in Scotland. He predominately works within Etching, Woodcut Print and Sculpture. Ade is concerned with the environment and climate change. His compositions feature grand scenes of nature, sometimes contrasted with natural destruction. The flora and fauna, trees and landscapes are bold but finely detailed with fluid and varying textures and markmaking. 

All images are copyright Ade Adesina. 

You can view Ade's work here 

Norman Ackroyd

Another fellow Yorkshire native this week, Norman Ackroyd is another love of mine. I didn't know anything of him or his work until I watched a BBC documentary called 'What Do Artists Do All Day?'. Norman works and lives in an old docking building in Bermondsey, London. I admire Ackroyd's sense of self and hard work; he's up at 5am every morning, porridge, coffee, hard graft. Simple routine that produces results. But perhaps more importantly, I love his work. He produces these prints through a process of Aquatint, etching onto copper plates and applying a solution to create varying textures and marks. I love the skill, precision, details, individuality and sense of place of the print. I love how calm they make me feel and how Ackroyd captures the grandeur, cruel beauty and majesty of nature. 

All images copyright Norman Ackroyd www.normanackroyd.com

 

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