Ije Contemporary Artist in Warwickshire

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"A notion of sense as a new sensibility that through encounters produces a thinking that moves, is alive, uncontained, nomadic... A form of encounter activated precisely & only though patterns, repetitions, series & flights"  

(Golding, J. The Shadow of Akimbo Corporations; Arched Athleticism and the Becoming Human of 'a People'


Ije (pronounced – Eee J). I live and work in Rugby, Warwickshire and have a Masters degree Fine Art from Birmingham School of Art, BCU 


I am mainly a conceptual/expressionist abstract landscape painter with a mixed practice of prose, installation, photography, video and curation. I make work in response to corporeal encounters running/walking/dwelling; travelling through terrain, near expanses of water, sky and ‘natural’ land; I undertake durational activity, the physical labour, the process of creating, testing and making; documenting as a sensing being; absorbing and responding to encounters with time, space and place. In 2016 I covered more than 2016 km (1,253 miles).

Repetition, pattern, performance and gesture are prominent during my activities and then making processes In the studio, where I translocate my rhythmical, repetitive involvement, through mark making, layering, words and labour onto surfaces. I work predominantly in acrylics and oils plus other materials such as yarn, paper, sparkly things and found objects to create tactile, vibrant works. I am currently increasing and developing my use of photography/video, weaving it with my prose and integrating within installations.          



"It is our habit to think outdoors - walking, leaping, climbing, dancing, preferably on lonely mountains or near the sea where even the trails become thoughtful."   

(Nietzsche, F. The Gay Science)



























Latest Work

  • Perdurance 4 Shaping The Habits Of My Body 1 Seeking Corryvreckan Diptych
  • Description:

    Acrylic, yarn & modelling paste on canvas

    Jura, I have memories of our meeting - the patterns of my encounters here written with my body. Having journeyed all this way I couldn't quite see, hear or touch you, yet I knew you were there

    2016; Diptych w 240 x h 150 x d 4.5 cm; FOR SALE