London

Àsìkò
Lives & Works in London, UK
Àsìkò is a conceptual photographer whose practice is anchored by the interpolation of his emotional experiences as being Nigerian, but born and raised a British citizen, into a life-long cultural and spiritual exploration of his Yoruba heritage. Àsìkò’s work is motivated by his drive for greater self-awareness and authenticity in his creative expression, and therefore the development of a visual language that articulates new ways to understand the liberatory possibilities of African diasporic identity.  Àsìkò’s images seek to instigate conversations with audiences that help to negotiate some of the ethical contradictions inherent within modern permutations of Yoruba culture. This is because his approach is grounded in a commitment to honour and enrich the relevance of this vast knowledge system and philosophy to the wider contemporary global society. Àsìkò achieves this by employing an intrinsically sensual and feminist approach that centres the body as the subject through which he generates ideas about gendered power dynamics and violence, the limits of femininity and masculinity, spirituality and beauty, and our relationship to nature. Àsìkò will be presented by MOVART.

Àsìko, The Village Giant, 2022, 107 x 160 cm, Edition of 5. Courtesy of MOVART.

Artists 2023