Jadé Fadojutimi - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | Phillips
  • “Over time, the works have become lighter, impasto has given way to a layered translucency… There are nods to art history, but the work doesn’t feel weighed down by a need to acknowledge or process what’s come before—it’s completely in and of the moment in its physicality, which is what I think most draws people to it.”
    —Andrew Bonacina, Chief Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield

    • Provenance

      Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Artist Biography

      Jadé Fadojutimi

      Jadé Fadojutimi is a British contemporary artist who lives and works in London. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, Fadojutimi has seen a precipitous ascent to success: she is the youngest artist represented in the collection of the Tate, London, and has upcoming exhibitions planned for the Hepworth Wakefield and the Liverpool Biennial. Fadojutimi’s work is immersive and all-encompassing, featuring tightly woven lattices of ecstatic pigment and electric line. The raw but bubbly energy of her paintings reflects aspects of the artist’s own interiority, as she treats each canvas as an opportunity to explore undiscovered or under-interrogated aspects of her individuality. Fadojutimi believes that color and personality mingle and encourage one another; the matrices of line and color resemble the psychedelic spindles of neural networks, actualizing the artist’s investigative efforts as visual translations of the artist’s explorations of identity and fluidity.

      Fadojutimi brings a frenetic energy to painting, as many of her works are completed in late-night bursts of creativity; what may start the night as a blank canvas often emerges in the morning as a finished work. Describing her practice in environmental terms, Fadojutimi strives to incorporate the ineffable associations of memory absorbed from the warm moments and special objects of life; taken against the societal backdrop of their creation, Fadojutimi’s paintings shine out as optimistic beacons for dark times.

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Frosted Revolution

signed and dated "Aug '20 Jadé Fadojutimi Jadé Fadojutimi" on the reverse
oil, oilstick and marker on board
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (30 x 30 cm)
Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $69,850

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2023