Aàdesokan (b. 1994, Lagos) creates for revelation, to incite change, any form of it on a supraliminal level. He interrogates the mind: his own mind and its endless perceptions having been exposed to various psychoanalytic methodologies by his psychologist father at an early age.
Although his expressions are eclectic, they are centered around the discourse of philosophy, analytical psychology and theology which reflects a dedicated focus on existentialism, social constructionism, mental health and various perceptions concerning them. His works usually stem from ceaseless inquisitions realized through research whilst leveraging his background education as a Mechanical Engineer to formulate balanced compositions of art, photography and literature that enshrine all his thoughts and inquiries.
During his residency, Aàdesokan would develop the concept of Waste Identity as an imaginary theorization fixated on the relationship between waste and identity, testing the feasibility of negotiating the use of the identity of waste as a metaphor for displacement and human migration, projecting this consciousness of the visceral relationship between waste and human migration towards conversations about how we form ideas about identity and acting upon this insight to consider human displacement and waste disposal.
Image: Untitled self-portrait (2015)