Richard Ayodeji Ikhide

Based London, UK
Richard Ayodeji Ikhide

About

My name is Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, born in Lagos, Nigeria. I moved to England at the age of 14, then studied art within my A-Levels. I went to Central Saint Martins where I specialised in Print Design. After graduating I found that the textile industry was not for me and I saw my textile work as visual art rather than design. I then went on to study at the Royal Drawing School to re-invent myself as a Fine Artist. 

Education

2016-2017: Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Drawing School
2011-2014: BA (hons) Textile Design, Central Saint Martins
2010-2011: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2019: Osmosis- Zabludowicz Invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2018: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, London
2018: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, John Moores University, Liverpool
2017: Best of Drawing Year 2018, Christies, London
2015: Obscurity, Somewhereto, London
2014: Clothworkers Award (1st Prize), European Linen & Hemp Confederation, London

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Teaching is one of my biggest achievements so far, as someone who has benefitted from great tutors. I know the impact it can have on an individual's life from first hand experience.
  • Genre & Style

    • My style is figurative, I see the human body as a vessel that can be used to communicate different ideas
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • The past, the future, and that intangible inner aspect of the self
    • To be able to continue to develop my practise and break new ground as the years go by
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • I sold several drawings during the "Best of The Drawing Year" show at Christie's
    • Self-financed through teaching and a warehouse job
  • Technique & Material

    • At the moment I am using watercolours, oil pastels and acrylic ink

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