Igi Lola Ayedun is a multimedia self-taught artist who works with painting, video, 3D digital sculpture and sound. Her work is guided by the cultural and biological potential of colour, in particular the colour blue is taking centre stage of her current research as she explores the global routes of indigo, the lapis lazuli historical legacy and power of minerals. Part of her painting work explores ancestral textile techniques using natural pigments and materials such as clay, wax, corn and cotton. The other part explores form and colour studies with mediums and natural material reaction in order to rebuild life-cycles through the artistic materiality itself and her dream’s emotional-visual descriptions. Her work has shown at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo (2021), Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2020), ETOPIA Centro de Arte y Tecnologia de Zaragoza, Zaragoza (2019), SP-Arte, SP-Arte (2018) and Teatro Oficina, São Paulo (2017). Ayedun believes that the juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary technologies is a spiritual way to preserve African ancestralism to the future.
Listen to Igi Lola Ayedun speak about her gallery, HOA Galeria, and Afro-Brazilian art scenes in Brazil with curators Carollina Lauriano and Thiago de Paula Souza on 1-54 Forum.