Àsìkò is a visual artist who expresses his ideas through the medium of photography and mixed media.
He was born in London, England and spent his formative years in Lagos, Nigeria and adolescent years in London.
His work is constructed in the narrative that straddles between fantasy and reality as a response to his experiences of identity, culture and heritage. His work is layered in light, texture and mood, and is about a conversation on how he sees the world.
His project Layers was featured on the BBC and Huffington Post and exhibited at the South Bank in London. His recent project the Adorned series explores African themes of culture and femininity and was recently exhibited at The Gallery of African Art in London and made up his first solo show at Rele Gallery in Nigeria.
He currently creates works in London and Nigeria.
“Layers” is a collection of photographic portraits celebrating the stages of a womanhood. Women from various backgrounds – aged between 19 and 90 years – were photographed in front of an evolving flower wall during a three week period.
Layers of freshly picked British flowers were added to the wall as the project
progressed. The added layers symbolize the growth and depth of wisdom women gain as life progresses.
A diverse group of women were selected including a scientist, a team GB gold
medallist, a journalist, a musician, an artist and a writer. The subjects and their life stories are the backbone to the exhibition.
“Layers” is a collaboration between art photographer àsìkò, floral designer Jo Wise and make-up artist Jade Soar.