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JIDE AJE
Warren, Michigan - United States



Original Artworks (7)

Jide Aje; Untitled  Number 34409, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Jide Aje at 2739 Edwin,Mixed media on multi- ply corrugated cardboard. ...
Jide Aje
Original Mixed Media, 2009
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Jide Aje; Untitled  Number 35009, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Jide Aje at 2739 Edwin,Jide Aje, Hamtramck Artist, Detroit artist, Yoruba artist, Nigerian artist, Yoruba painter ...
Jide Aje
Original Mixed Media, 2009
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Jide Aje; Abstract Ephemera  15409, 2009, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  This piece was created on wood panel and first shown at the Abstract Ephemera 1 show in 2009. ...
Jide Aje
Original Mixed Media, 2009
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Jide Aje; Durbar, 1990, Original Painting Acrylic, 48 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece represents the phase when I was fresh out of school and trying to find my feet ( or hands) .I was concerned about keeping up technical skills and trying to make a living.( the painting did find a good home) .  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 1990
48 x 24 inches (121.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Jide Aje; Lunch With Ayinla Omowura, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Abstract mixed media piece.Part of a series of three, that seeks to celebrate or highlight noteworthy factual or fictional Africans whose names and achievements have somehow become obscure. The viewer is challenged to investigate who Dedan Kimathi, Ayinla Omowura or Sizwe Banzi are.  ...
Jide Aje
Original Mixed Media, 2006
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Jide Aje; Untitled 03206C, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 12 inches.
Jide Aje
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Jide Aje; Lunch With Dedan Kimathi, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract mixed media piece.Part of a series of three, that seeks to celebrate or highlight noteworthy factual or fictional Africans whose names and achievements have somehow become obscure. The viewer is challenged to investigate who Dedan Kimathi, Ayinla Omowura or Sizwe Banzi are.  ...
Jide Aje
Original Mixed Media, 2006
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Artist Statement

About me: I earned my tertiary degrees in the Nigeria and the United States. (Painting at University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and Industrial Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. The pursuit of careers as artist and designer has been necessitated, punctuated and even interrupted by movement and relocation. (Ile-Ife to Lagos, Lagos to Kansas City, Kansas City to Detroit) The beginning of this decade allowed an unbroken span of time for exclusive devotion to art creation. I moved to Detroit to pursue a career in the automotive industry and eventually ended up moving to the City of Hamtramck. Not only am I a creator of art, I’m also an audience, consumer and supporter of the arts, as those who seem to see me at “every” opening can attest. About this show: It is quite possible that I spend an inordinate amount of time, drawing, and thinking about drawing, designing and thinking about designing new paintings and works of art. I am very fearful of boredom and being stuck in a rut in my creative activities, therefore I attempt to approach each session or day at the studio as freshly as possible. Most days are spent making, creating, cutting objects that may end up as components or ideas in my work. My studio is therefore littered with these objects, (ephemera). The piece titled Abstract Ephemera 1A09 particularly, is about making the lives of some of these objects permanent by infusing them into a new ...