PREVIEW: David Mach & Ade Adesina: Signs of Life, Bo. Lee Gallery

The gallery’s latest exhibition will showcase the work of David Mach and Ade Adesina. 

Signs of life
Signs of Life, 2017 

In collaboration with JAMM Gallery, this exhibition will bring the work of Turner prize nominee and RA David Mach and recently appointed Scottish RA Ade Adesina together.

The artists originally met in 2013 and soon found common ground through their work, leading to their first collaboration together,a linocut on a grand scale created in 2017, which was then displayed at the Royal Academy’s prestigious Summer Exhibition.

For this exhibition, the artists have worked together and separately to continue with their work through collage and linocut. While Mach’s work draws on biblical narratives, Adesina’s sprawling prints portray a haunting, baron tableaux filled with forboding references.

Talking about their collaboration David Mach said: “We both have a tendency towards the baroque because of a desire not to leave anything out. I think it would be true to say we want to include everything – history, geography, engineering, the natural world of skins and patterns, social and political issues. You name it. We want it in there.”

Ade Adesina continued: “‘Issues such as pollution, climate change, religion, endangered species, human survival and adaptation are things that I have always focused on in my work. Collaborating with David I have seen the way that he has addressed these themes throughout his career. I think that our collaborative pieces successfully represent the key issues that we are both passionate about as artists.”

Signs of Life will be on display at the Bo. Lee Gallery from the 7th to the 29th September. For more information visit:


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