Unimuke Agada is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer who is primarily interested in evaluating the human form. His work often depicts figures in domestic, intimate, or otherwise quiet and familiar settings. Agada’s paintings employ a unique visual language that communes the bold innovation of abstract expressionism with figuration. The end result seeks to be both challenging and satisfying, as it takes an inert subject and injects it with a sense of movement and emotionality.
gada’s practice is informed by his youth surrounded by Nigerian art and textiles, a background in graphic design, and a passion for accessibility. He believes that art should be accessible to all people, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. Agada’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, and he has received numerous awards and fellowships. He is a member of the Brooklyn Museum Artists Alliance and the National Association of Black Artists.
In addition to his fine art practice, Agada also works as a graphic designer and illustrator. He has designed logos, websites, and packaging for a variety of clients, including Nike, Google, and The New York Times. Agada’s work is both visually striking and thought-provoking, and it has garnered him a wide following among art lovers and collectors alike.