With Tate Britain reopening on Monday 17 May, make sure to visit the free exhibition 'Walk Through British Art: Sixty Years', where Jadé Fadojutimi's I Present Your Royal Highness is currently on display.
The painting was part of Fadojutimi's first ever institutional exhibition, 'The Numbing Vibrancy of Characters in Play', at PEER UK in 2019. It was acquired by Tate later that year.
'Each of Fadojutimi's works sits between abstraction and figuration. The artist shifts between gestures and repeated forms to produce her own distinctive visual language. I Present Your Royal Highness is an exploration of the artist's self. Its title is a knowing nod to the role ego plays in individual expression. Fadojutimi's work explores the fluid nature of identity in relation to the world that shapes it. Her dynamic surfaces capture an ever-evolving landscape of emotions. She likens her paintings to a diary of her experience.'
Tate gallery label, May 2021