Akinfe’s work channels an exploration of the social body language of the alpha and its archetype, in response to observations of the social interactions reflected in human behavior and psyche. Her work is a response to observations of alpha male and female archetypes and projections on how they are deemed to be displayed. Going on to asking questions about; how they assert themselves in social situations? How can the landscape Express these moments? How do these bodies exist in social landscapes, being both invisible and un-visible? How does race and cultural upbringing enhance or weakens stereotypes that are related to these archetypes?
The Royal Princes Drawing School Fine Art (Distinction) Foundation year: 2017-2018 1, Trinity Buoy Wharf Main Stores Building 4 Orchard Pl, London E14 0FG Slade School of Fine Art, Currently: 2018-2022 BA Fine Art BA Fine Art University College London, WC1E 6BT
AWARDS Receipt of the Eileen Hogarth Award (Royal Drawing School 2018) The Painter Stainers’ Scholarship Award shortlisted (2019) Stansbury Scholarship Prize (2019) The Faculty Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship shortlisted (2020)
SHOWS Royal Drawing School Foundation: End of Year Show (Trinity buoy wharf, 2018) Royal Drawing School Foundation: End of Year Pop up Show (Drumfires House 2018) Reclamation (Ugly Duck, London 2019) Russell and Chapel: Slade Pop up Show (2019) Set The Borders On Fire! (Finland, 2019) WC2 (Sworders London, 2019) Spaceships. Dungeon. Zoos (Barrington studios. 2019) Did You Know (The Koppel Project Space, 2020) When Spiders Unite, They Can Take Down a Lion (Daniel Raphael Galley, 2020) Goose Summer (online on Instagram, 2020) All These Gestures (Bowes Parris Gallery, online on Instagram, 2020) Solo of ‘W2 2UH’ (All Mouth Gallery, online on Instagram, 2020) QUIXOTIC (Ramp Gallery 2020) Wrist Game (@wristGame Online show 2021) Bigger Pleasures (All Mouth Gallery/The Auction Collective 2021) Commodities (The Molasses Gallery 2021) NAFAS TOUNES fundraiser (2021)
Statement about submitted postcard artwork
Till Then (Minimalised), was birthed from a previous artist collaboration online show called Wrist Game curated by Jewel Ham. Till Then encompasses inspiration from various visual artist and musicians included in the show, as well as an exercise in how few stokes can describe and figure emerging through the green (Landscape).