Focusing on the effects of climate change, deforestation and energy consumption, Ade Adesina RSA's ecologically-minded, monumental linocuts, woodcuts and etchings approach the limits to which the medium of printmaking can be pushed. He combines objects, places and scenes from his African heritage, British culture and those encountered whilst travelling into visually-immersive landscapes which come together with the impact of history painting.
Adesina combines traditional printmaking techniques with an innovative approach to subject matter. Drawing on a vast reserve of memories and imagined scenarios, Adesina has created a visual language laden with symbolism and incisive comment. Speaking about his work, Adesina has said: 'I work in a very strange way. Every print, sculpture or painting owns a story; it is like reading a novel. There are different characters coming in at different chapters. I don't find it interesting knowing where a piece of work is going to end before I begin. I can start on the earth and end on the moon. What I enjoy most includes not knowing what direction a piece of work is going.'