• Adeyinka akingbade

  • Adeyinka akingbade

  • Adeyinka akingbade

  • Adeyinka akingbade

  • Adeyinka akingbade

About Akingbade


Akingbade, an award winning artist and alumni of Yaba Institute of Technology, skillfully uses paper waste to create 36 rich, multi-textured works which focus predominantly on portraiture and abstract landscapes. His first solo exhibition of mixed media works on paper, canvas and board, reflects the dexterity of an artist who expresses the tenacity of life and relationships by using perforated rubber sheets and tiny paper punched holes to show that Africans need the same tenacity and toughness to survive, as the materials he manipulates.

Adeyinka Akingbade's Bio.

Adeyinka Akingbade was born on June 4th, 1981 in Lagos, Nigeria. His passion for art started when he was very young. It was inspired and supported by his own father’s love for experimenting with different materials. After his secondary education, Akingbade met the artist Kunle Adeyemi, which impacted his career immensely. Through Adeyemi he learned print-making and mixed media in painting. During his National Youth Corps (NYSC), Akingbade represented the state where he served at the National level for an Art Competition.

Between 2003 and 2008, Akingbade majored in painting at the Yaba College of Technology. He completed a one-year internship with “Communicating for Change” where he was introduced to graphic arts and subsequently became a creative design consultant. In 2008, Akingbade was one of the 30 selected artists in a competition entitled ‘Unbreakable Nigerian Spirit’, organised by African Artists’ Foundation in collaboration with Nigerian Breweries.

In 2010 he participated in the “Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise” workshop residency. His body of work was featured in ‘BORRIOLAH-GHA’ Magazine, Germany in 2010. He won the first prize Lagos Black Heritage painting competition ‘’Walls of Prison into fields of freedom’ in 2011.

Adeyinka Akingbade has learned from renowned photographers who have inspired him to try new techniques and encouraged him to expand his thinking. He’s participated in different art exhibitions and competitions locally as well as internationally. Because of his experience and interest in painting, graphic design and photography, he continues to enjoy utilizing a multitude of artistic mediums to express himself.

Akingbade's Blog.

My thought process while I painted self-portrait, simply put, a room full of mirrors.

The way I see myself. The things that define me. The basic thing that makes me me. The atom of human existence that is self…

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