IJE-ARTIST

A MIXED PRACTICE ARTIST

Ije (pronounced eejay)

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.

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.

EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD 2 (PFHOEM)
EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD 2 (PFHOEM)

Acrylic, oil marker, recycled velvet, mirror glass, plastic & swarf on linen; w 195 x h 114 cm; 2018

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TOPOGRAPHICAL ENCOUNTERS 4: SAPERE AUDE 1 & 2 diptych (PFHOEM)
TOPOGRAPHICAL ENCOUNTERS 4: SAPERE AUDE 1 & 2 diptych (PFHOEM)

Acrylic, tissue paper balls, enamel, spray paints & oil marker on linen; each w 40 x h 30 cm; 2019

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EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD 2 (PFHOEM)
EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD 2 (PFHOEM)

Acrylic, oil marker, recycled velvet, mirror glass, plastic & swarf on linen; w 195 x h 114 cm; 2018

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IJE

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 wild spaces of mountains and coastlines, to mining and farming communities to industrial towns and cities. 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 towards, I look onto, 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. I have a Masters Degree in Fine Art, Birmingham City University.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • WARWICKSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS: CELEBRATING 21 YEARS
    Sat, 18 Sep
    FLOOR ONE GALLERY, Rugby Art Gallery
    18 Sep, 10:00 BST – 30 Sep, 15:40 BST
    FLOOR ONE GALLERY, Rugby Art Gallery, Little Elborow St, Rugby CV21 3BZ, UK
    42 artists from the Rugby area bring a vibrant collection of visual art to celebrate 21 years of Warwickshire Open Studios. Open daily Mon-Fri 10 am to 4:45 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3:45 pm; 18th to 30th September 2021
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TOPOGRAPHICAL ENCOUNTERS 2: WHERE SEA ME

“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

PERDURANCE 6: SHAPING THE HABITS OF MY B

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Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or studio visits, please contact IJE-art today.

WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK

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