Hirshhorn Museum acquires work by Jadé Fadojutimi

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is delighted to announce the acquisition of Jadé Fadojutimi's painting, This is a more elaborate suture (2020), by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.


Part of a body of work created by the artist during the first year of lockdown, This is a more elaborate suture highlights Fadojutimi's experimentation with oil sticks. A process that emerged during this period, Fadojutimi works these directly onto the canvas, often into wet paint. As Jennifer Higgie writes in 'Thoughts on the paintings of Jadé Fadojutimi', an essay written for the publication Jesture (2021):


... at times her pictures appear to be moving: they pirouette, spin and occasionally collapse, as if a little dizzy. I recall Paul Klee’s description of taking his lines for a walk. Jadé’s race by: they run, skip, jump, rest. They rouse surfaces even as they shoot arrows into the depths.


Fadojutimi's painting joins the Hirshhorn's renowned collection of twentieth-century art and significant works by contemporary living artists.


8 April 2022