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Alexander Ikhide (Lagos, Nigeria 1993) is a visual artist living and working in London, UK. He is a  graduate of Bath Spa University having attained a BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts and Professional Studies degree (2011 - 2014). His motivation to pursue a career as a visual artist stems from interests in the arts and on the understanding of its role as a catalyst for social change and for dialogue. While undergoing his graduation at Bath Spa University, time and access to available studio space and facilities were pivotal to help Ikhide to develop his practice as an artist and refined his approach to art making. There, he was able to work and experiment ideas and themes that fed back to the context of his work, and gave him a better sense of the direction his work was going. His practice, through this way of working, has evolved and Ikhide keeps finding new ways and mediums to interpret his ideas. He would like to be able to push his ideas further and reach out to new audiences with his work and engage in necessary dialogue to promote change. Ikhide’s work has been presented in several exhibitions such as:

My Africa AACDD (African and Afro Caribbean Design Diaspora) Showcase - Millennium Point,  Birmingham, UK, 2017

Unhinged: Ain’t I Beautiful? -  III, Project Mission Gallery, London, UK, 2017

The London Londoners : Keep the water colored -  Trispace Gallery, London, UK, 2017

My practice as a visual artist explores various themes and ideas dealing with identity culture and background, bringing up questions of representation of the black body in a modern western context. I work in a variety of media ranging from collage/mixed media, photography digital /graphics, as a mean to translate my ideas. Through the process of engaging with the materials used to create my work, I am able to come about a composition formed of visual signifiers that communicates a narrative to the viewer. The narratives being explored are rooted in an understanding of the historical and social context of race, in relation to the black body.  There is also an emphasis on the use of color in these compositions as I feel it gives the work an added layer of meaning and impact. I have recently been incorporating text as a compositional element that adds to the cohesive whole of the image. I intend to explore this idea further, along with photography. I draw inspiration from a range of sources that inform the context of my work as well as being consciously aware and critical to the world we live in.”

Alexander Ikhide

Ivory & Gold

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Alexander Ikhide

Ori (Blue)

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Alexander Ikhide

Paranoia

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Alexander Ikhide

Untitled 2

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Alexander Ikhide

Untitled 3

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Alexander Ikhide

Untitled_1

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