Tunji Adeniyi-Jones (b. 1992, London) uses figurative painting as a means to explore West African history and its associated mythology. Adeniyi-Jones renders colourful and vibrant bodies that are larger than life, taking inspiration from both his Yoruba heritage and his British upbringing. Centralizing himself firmly within the modern African diaspora Adeniyi-Jones seeks to expand upon cultural themes and practices originated by the likes of Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Ben Enwonwu, drawing from each of these legacies to further highlight the rich substance of West African history and philosophy.
Adeniyi-Jones received his BFA in Fine Art from Oxford University, and his MFA in Painting/Printmaking from The Yale School of Art. He currently lives and works in New York.
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