Asiko was born in London, England. He spent his formative years in Lagos, Nigeria and adolescent years in London. He currently creates works in London and Nigeria. His project Layers was featured on the BBC and Huffington Post and exhibited at the South Bank in London.
His work is constructed in the narrative that straddles between fantasy and reality as a response to his experiences of identity, culture, and heritage. Asiko roots his art in his country’s traditions. For him, photography is about inspiring conversation, on how he sees himself in the world and how he interprets his African heritage. In his work, on a monochrome background, the outline of a woman stands out, adorned with traditional attributes. From one series to another, he alternatively focuses on a different aspect of Yoruba culture, always symbolized through the woman’s body.
Photo LondonLondon | UK 12 - 15 May 2022EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Saïdou Dicko Asiko Nana Yaw Oduro Marc Posso
Art ParisParis | France 10 - 13 Sep 2020EXHIBITING ARTISTS : Jean David Nkot Moustapha Baidi Oumarou Asiko For our first participation in Art Paris, we are delighted to showcase works by Cameroonian...