IJE-ARTIST

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.

 
Upcoming Exhibitions
I RELEASE MY COLOURS - IJE at SURFACE GALLERY 5-12 Sep 2020
Mon, Aug 10
Surface Gallery Limited
Aug 10, 4:25 PM – Sep 12, 5:00 PM
Surface Gallery Limited, 16 Southwell Rd, Nottingham NG1 1DL, UK
EXCITING - MY FIRST LARGE SOLO EXHIBITION A kaleidoscope of art filling Surface Gallery, Nottingham 5-12 Sep 2020 Opening event Fri 4 Sep 6-8pm; Tue-Fri 12 to 6pm; Sat 11am to 5pm
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I RELEASE MY COLOURS - IJE at ARTSPACE WINDOWS
Sun, Jun 21
Arcadia Gallery, CIty Arcade + The Row
Jun 21, 11:00 AM – Jul 11, 4:00 PM
Arcadia Gallery, CIty Arcade + The Row, Ironmonger Row, Coventry CV1, UK
Inaugural artist at Coventry Artspace #ArtspaceWindows Exhibition of Ije’s latest mixed media artwork I Release My Colours 2: Survivor + two poems.
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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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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