Expectation, 2014, Mixed Media, 36 x 48 inches

Expectation, 2014, Mixed Media, 36 x 48 inches

Experiment, 2015,

Experiment, 2015,

Monoprint 1 . 2, 23.5 x 25in

Na Shakara (Shoe Off), 2013

Na Shakara (Shoe Off), 2013

Mixed Media, 36 x 48in

Psalm 121, 2015

Psalm 121, 2015

Mixed Media, 48 x 48

The making of the King, 2015

The making of the King, 2015

Mixed Media, 48 x 60in

The Shift, 2013

The Shift, 2013

Mixed Media, 48 x 48in

True Friendship, 2014

True Friendship, 2014

Monoprint 1 . 2, 17 x 19.5in

What Do You Think, 2015

What Do You Think, 2015

Mixed Media, 48 x 48

Mixed Media, 36 x 48in

Mixed Media, 36 x 48in

Yearning II, 2014

Meditations, 2014

Meditations, 2014

Mixed Media, 36 x 48 inches

Embracing my dream, 2014

Embracing my dream, 2014

Monoprint 1_4, 17 x 19.5 inches

Extrovert, 2015

Extrovert, 2015

Mixed Media, 36 x 28 inches

Priorities, 2014

Priorities, 2014

Mixed Media, 12 x 16 inches

Phasees I, 2014

Phasees I, 2014

Mixed Media, 12 x 16 inches

Success Story, 2012

Success Story, 2012

Mixed Media, 36 x 48 inches

  • The summer art salon
  • Adeyinka Akingbade

  • July 18 - September 4, 2015

  • Temple Muse


  • Adeyinka Akingbade skillfully uses paper waste to create 36 rich, multi-textured works, which focus predominantly on portraiture and abstract landscapes. His first solo exhibition of mixed media works on paper, canvas and board, reflects the dexterity of an artist who expresses the tenacity of life and relationships by using perforated rubber sheets and tiny paper punched holes to show that Africans need the same tenacity and toughness to survive, as the materials he manipulates.

    Akingbade’s stark simple silhouettes off-set against highly textured white and dark backgrounds portray a fresh and unusual take on “recycling & art”. His world of design overlaps seamlessly with his classical training in painting as his skillful and fascinating use of paper, glue, acrylic, is combined with found objects such as the colorful straps of cheap roadside rubber slippers, which lend a playful attitude, emotion, and personality to his portraits.

    Besides these eclectic mixed media works, Akingbade also reveals expertise in print techniques by presenting abstract monoprints with dashes of color that look almost like Asian symbols.