Àsìkò is a visual artist who expresses his ideas through the medium of photography and mixed media. He was born in London, England and spent his formative years in Lagos, Nigeria and adolescent years in London. His work is constructed in the narrative that straddles between fantasy and reality as a response to his experiences of identity, culture and heritage. His project Layers was featured on the BBC and Huffington Post and exhibited at the South Bank in London. His recent project Adorned was recently exhibited at The Gallery of African Art in London and made up his first solo show at Rele Gallery in Nigeria. He currently creates works in London and Nigeria. Apart from Gallery and Exhibition work, àsìkò creates portraiture work for clients in the Fashion, Entertainment and Music industry. Àsìkò's is represented in the UK work by the Gallery of African Art in London and in Nigeria by Rele gallery.
- CrownsThe subject of conversation of hair is a constant source of conversation within the black community especially among women. Understanding it’s importance in society in black communities I delved back into its history and relevance. Hair was especially important in ancient African communities, the wearing of different styles of hair had a significant importance to whoever was wearing it. A lot could be deciphered from a persons hair; their family background, tribe and social status. A woman gett
- Looks Like Me Black Panther PortraitsInspired by Marvels Black Panther Movie Posters, we created portraits of the Black Panther characters working with a group of children. The images were exhibited at British Film Institute and The Black Cultural Archives and featured on a number of media outlets, most notably Channel 4 in the UK. The work was commissioned by Looks Like Me Talent agency.
- PortfolioI am a concept driven photographer who creates emotionally resonate images that are akin to me. I explore my ideas using portraiture, fabric, adornment and jewellery, as I am interested in ethnography and how cultures express themselves visually. My work is layered in light, texture and mood that is rooted in a narrative. Photography for me is about a conversation on how I see the world.
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Projects credited in
- Disruptors Series 1Disruptors: Women challenging the status quo towards positive societal impact. The first edition of Violet Simon's editorial series titled ‘Disruptors’ touches on issues related to feminism, mental health, racial discrimination, domestic abuse, violence against women, sustainability, disability and wellness, and shares the stories of women who have gone against the grain to make a positive difference in society in these areas. This edition features over 30 women such as Minna Salami, Dr Nicola
- Editorial Fashion Styling (Goddess Oshun)Styling model Nan Mthembu for Editorial shoot inspired by Yoruba Goddess Oshun. Art & Photography by @asiko Remote Lead stylist @BrendaBeaux Onset assistant stylist @DeboraTonet Hair styled by @ReginaMeessen Makeup by @Abbiemaymua Model @NanMthembu Designer @syban velardi lausfer
- Violet Simon Magazine -Issue 2Inspired by women influencing, empowering, paving the way for other women and the next generation of women; especially our black queens. Every woman is important and we believe that no matter who you are, where you are or what you find yourself doing, it matters. The theme for issue 2 is Disruptors and we are keen on amplifying women ‘disrupting’ and who disrupted thus paving the way for other women, empowering little girls to dare to dream and making history. The women we speak of is every wo
- I am a Marvel - Photo Portrait SeriesInspired by the upcoming @marvelstudios film Captain Marvel @captainmarvelofficial a tale of a hero’s journey of a female fighter pilot Carol Danvers. 3 creatives have come together to photograph a collection of 11 inspirational women who embody her spirit, strength and humanity. These women represent diversity in ethnicity, background, body forms and age. In their ever-evolving and inspirational lives these women have soared and are still soaring “Higher, Further, Faster”. They are rising to th
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