A MIXED PRACTICE ARTIST
Ije (pronounced eejay) – I am a mixed practice artist – primarily painting, poetry and installation (also sculpture, printing, photography and film). I have a Masters Degree in Fine Art, Birmingham City University.
Pieces by IJE can be found in private collections across the UK as well as France, Ireland and China.
Please explore my site to view my artworks for sale, commissions and sold works, read my blog for musings and insights into research / works in progress and find out when and where you can see my work on exhibition.
IJE ARTIST STATEMENT
Ije (eejay) based in Warwickshire, UK.
A Scottish / Nigerian artist-healer. My practice explores landscape, drawing on a lifetime of moving across the UK and beyond, from mining and farming communities to industrial towns and cities, to wild spaces of mountains and coastlines. My painting, photography, installation, and writing immerse people in nature, connecting audiences with the earth and its expansive natural spaces. Bold, energetic, and textured paintings reflect the feelings, political resonance, and sensuousness of my encounters, while the photographic work acts as a kind of immediate note taking, providing a glimpse into the times and spaces that I occupy in the world.
I am a mixed practice artist: I am a writer, a poet, an explorer, a painter, a photographer, a creator, a healer; I am a sculptor, an adventurer, a walker and a runner, a performer, a thinker, a catalyst. I look upwards, I look down upon, I look through and on the face of things; I encounter, touch, feel, remember, imagine, and fabricate.
I take commissions and run individual/small group creative painting workshops.
“A notion of sense as a new sensibility that through encounters produces a thinking that moves, is alive, uncontained, nomadic. A form of encounter activated precisely and only through patterns, repetitions, series and flights”
Professor Johnny Golding
Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or studio visits, please contact IJE-art today.
WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK