June 20th - July 11th 2020 IJE exhibition I RELEASE MY COLOURS - painting and poetry #ArtspaceWindows at Arcadia in City Arcade & The Row, Ironmonger Row, Coventry
IJE SOLO EXHIBITION - Sooo looking forward to my first solo exhibition in a large scale venue - SAVE THE DATE 4-12 September 2020 at Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Ije (eejay): A Scottish/Nigerian artist-healer. My practice draws on a lifetime of moving across the UK and beyond exploring landscapes, from mining and farming communities to industrial towns and cities, to wild spaces of mountains and coastlines. My painting, photography, installation and writing are products of immersive experiences, connecting audiences with the transformative properties of expansive natural spaces. Textured paintings with inclusions of manufactured materials are often described as bold and energetic, reflecting the feelings, political resonance, and sensuousness of my encounters. My photographs/videos initially act as immediate note taking, capturing glimpses of the times and spaces that I occupy in the world.
I am a mixed practice artist: I am a writer, a poet, an explorer, a painter, a photographer, a creator, a healer; I am a sculptor, an adventurer, a walker and a runner, a performer, a thinker, a catalyst. I look up towards, I look down upon, I look through and on the face of things; I encounter, touch, feel, remember, imagine, and fabricate.
All work starts with a refrain - sound / colour / movement initiated during my activities which gathers intensity, galvanising the physical, expressive process. I work quickly and intensively with large gestures; materials like water, mutable, full of potential; concealing, revealing, creating spaces in between, worlds within worlds to be explored, to get lost and found, these spaces I go when I’m journeying.
I take commissions and run individual/small group creative painting workshops.
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UK Artists – https://www.ukartistsonline.com/IJE
LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/ije-amanda-carr-ma-077a5017/
Vimeo (film/videos) - www.vimeo.com/ije
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/IjeArtist
GRID Studios - https://www.gridstudios.co.uk/