Wingate Studio is pleased to announce Astral Reflections, a new aquatint edition by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones produced in collaboration with Nicelle Beauchene and Morán Morán. Published in an edition of 30, Astral Reflections is a six plate aquatint etching with soft ground and spit bite on white Somerset Satin paper, and is the artist’s first ever print edition.
Astral Reflections synthesizes Tunji Adeniyi-Jones’ exploration of the deified body: elongated, elegant figures that twist and dance in voluptuous contortions. Over the past several years, the artist has developed this iconic language of figuration to think through West African mythology, ceremony, and ritual. In Astral Reflections, nine of these figures expressively move through a fiery field of oranges and reds. Adeniyi-Jones’ keen interest in the relationship of color, form, and pattern renders itself evident in this dynamic composition.
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About the artist
Tunji Adeniyi-Jones (b. 1992, London, England) lives and works in New York, NY. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Morán Morán, Los Angeles; White Cube, London; and Charleston, East Sussex, UK. He is currently included in the traveling exhibition Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Bocuzzi Family Collection. Recent group and solo exhibitions include Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York, NY), Public Art Fund (New York, NY), Morán Morán (Los Angeles, CA), Venus Over Manhattan (New York, NY), Clima (Milan, Italy), and Deitch Projects (Los Angeles, CA). Adeniyi-Jones’s work can be found in the public collections of the Perez Art Museum (Miami, FL) and the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX). He was an inaugural recipient of the Black Rock Residency, Dakar, Senegal, and was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Artist of 2020.