Tejumola Adenuga

Tejumola Adenuga

Fine Artist / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Tejumola Adenuga

Tejumola Adenuga

Fine Artist / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Tejumola Adenuga aka Butler is a Nigerian born, London based multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on the intentional removal of informational excess through a subtle, minimalistic approach. His work fixates on the significance of clarity in content, while upholding an uncompromising attitude towards achieving figurativism in a minimalistic art form. Butler grasps at the purity of objects in their rawest form, depicting just how possible it is to dissect the physical personality, without eliminating the elementary aspects of allure that many contemporary individuals relate to. Most recent works predominantly capture the confidence of women, men, non-binary and objects related to their persona with equally confident and precise lines, each stroke emphasising the delicateness of their femininity/masculinity or neither. The illustrations feature these characters in their most natural elements. Butler captures the myth of nudity and its synonymity with the erotic by dangling it upside down by the feet as a celebratory exhibit of their form. It is precisely the artist’s unflinching clarity of vision that allows him to express something complex in as few lines as possible, allowing the audiences to discover the emotion, thoughts and make the connections themselves, filling in their own gaps, rather than imposing them. He studied Graphic Design at Havering College and Ravensbourne University. His social media presence of 30,000+ followers has given him the opportunity to work for international brands such as Adidas, Beats by Dre, Selfridges. MTV VMA's, Dr. Martens, Soho House and Oallery. As of today, over 150+ people have Butler’s work permanently tattooed on their skin. He currently lives and works in London, England.
  • Art Direction for Youth Pop Up Shop
    Art Direction for Youth Pop Up ShopI art directed and designed Tinie Tempah's "Youth" pop up store, celebrating the launch of his new album via the recreation of his childhood memoirs - presenting an audio visual experience to visitors
  • Text From Your Ex Single Artwork - Tinie Tempah
    Text From Your Ex Single Artwork - Tinie Tempah
  • Youth Album Artwork
    Youth Album ArtworkI designed the cover for Tinie Tempah's 3rd studio album titled "Youth".
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Projects credited in
  • What We Wear Lookbook S/S 2017
    What We Wear Lookbook S/S 2017I shot the What We Wear Lookbook video for SS 2017. Featuring Tinie Tempah and Rankin.
  • Dear Black Child
    Dear Black ChildThis short film, directed by Tobi Onabolu and commissioned by 'Rooted by Design', explores how Black people seek and find joy.
Work history
    Art DirectorImhotep Music / What We Wear
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Design and art direction for the emerging menswear brand. Duties included but were not limited to the design artwork of 5 menswear collections, logo and house style, design and management of the e-commerce site, overseeing productions for collections, set design for several catwalk shows at LFW: Mens.
    Graphic DesignerImhotep Music / What We Wear
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Art direction and design for “Junkfood” and “Youth” albums by Tinie Tempah. Projects included but not limited to; set design for the “Junkfood” pop up show and “Youth” pop up store, merchandise design for Tinie Tempah at Brixton Academy and Ushuaia Ibiza.
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Branding
  • Screen Printing
  • Photography
  • Welding
  • Print Design
  • Album Artwork
  • Typography Design
  • Laser Etching