Edition 1 of 1
Paint on repurposed London bus panel
48 x 73cm
Alimi Adewale is a Nigerian artist working in the medium of sculpture, painting, and installation. The primary focus of Adewale’s work is an examination on the effects of modernity and urbanisation in cities. His practice is a combination of minimalist abstraction and figuration, often dancing with repetition to imply the scale of humanity.
By not always working with the same material, Alimi Adewale allows himself the full exploration of each, effortlessly moving concepts from one medium to the next. His sculptures tend to reveal their method of construction, left intentionally unfinished or rugged in texture. Similarly concerned with the fourth dimension, certain paintings are allowed to dry for years before being called finished. Self-aware of their own mortality, his work includes its process and the audience's experience with it. Over the last several decades “Alimi has used his art to explore and personalise urban issues alluding to the lives of everyday people which are often neglected in the drive toward excessive urbanisation, rapid modern development and the growing global economy.”