Atinuke Adeleke

Atinuke Osibogun-Adeleke is an interdisciplinary artist and the owner and lead designer of the Jewelry brand, Zuri Perle.
Atinuke’s accessories have graced runways at New York Fashion Week and Kansas City Fashion Week and also been featured in Italiano L’Orafo, Weekly Style Magazine, Fox 4KC, Say Yes to the Dress, CNN Africa. In 2020 she was one of 50 artists selected by New York City Jewelry Week for the “Here We Are” initiative that focuses on BIPOC Jewelry artists.
Her current work includes sculpture and fiber pieces that incorporate the traditional culture and practices of the place she once called home (Nigeria), western traditional woodworking techniques, and modern processes such as CAD, 3d printing, and CNC routing.
Atinuke’s work has been in exhibitions held at notable institutions and galleries like the African American Museum in Dallas, Touchstone Gallery Washington D.C, Atlantic Gallery NYC, and Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery NC.

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IBOJU (English translation - Mask)

Date of Creation: May 6, 2020

List of Materials: Brown 3d printed PLA, brown leather chords, veg tan leather, rhinestone rivets, rhinestone drum spacers, silver end caps and silver magnetic clasp

Dimensions: Approx. 31 inches x 11 inches

Photographer's Name: Daryl Anassi

Model's Name: Precious Azubuike Ikechukwu

Other Contributors: Makeup Artist - Brianna Davis

Conceptual Statement: As an artist, the process of making represents and resolves my internal conflicts. I am inspired by the convergence of the past and present, traditional cultural practices and modern processes, my Nigerian and Colonial/Western culture. My work pays homage to my tribe of origin, Yoruba, whilst redefining and exploring the hybridity that exists as a result of cross-cultural influences that are prominent in our world today. For the photoshoot, my goal was to create an integrated space that speaks to the multicultural existence of the world I live in, the interrelationship between Nigeria and the West. The Yoruba auto gele and the IBOJU necklace worn on a western pant suit were used to represent the intersection of these two worlds.

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IBOJU (English translation - Mask)

Date of Creation: 06/05/2020

List of Materials: Brown 3d printed PLA, brown leather chords, veg tan leather, rhinestone rivets, rhinestone drum spacers, silver end caps and silver magnetic clasp

Dimensions: Approx. 31 inches x 11 inches

Photographer's Name: Daryl Anassi

Model's Name: Precious Azubuike Ikechukwu

Other Contributors: Makeup Artist - Brianna Davis

Conceptual Statement: As an artist, the process of making represents and resolves my internal conflicts. I am inspired by the convergence of the past and present, traditional cultural practices and modern processes, my Nigerian and Colonial/Western culture. My work pays homage to my tribe of origin, Yoruba, whilst redefining and exploring the hybridity that exists as a result of cross-cultural influences that are prominent in our world today. For the photoshoot, my goal was to create an integrated space that speaks to the multicultural existence of the world I live in, the interrelationship between Nigeria and the West. The Yoruba auto gele and the IBOJU necklace worn on a western pant suit were used to represent the intersection of these two worlds.

Atinuke-Adeleke-Editorial-Iboju-Necklace-3.jpg

IBOJU (English translation - Mask)

Date of Creation: 06/05/2020

List of Materials: Brown 3d printed PLA, brown leather chords, veg tan leather, rhinestone rivets, rhinestone drum spacers, silver end caps and silver magnetic clasp

Dimensions: Approx. 31 inches x 11 inches

Photographer's Name: Daryl Anassi

Model's Name: Precious Azubuike Ikechukwu

Other Contributors: Makeup Artist - Brianna Davis

Conceptual Statement: As an artist, the process of making represents and resolves my internal conflicts. I am inspired by the convergence of the past and present, traditional cultural practices and modern processes, my Nigerian and Colonial/Western culture. My work pays homage to my tribe of origin, Yoruba, whilst redefining and exploring the hybridity that exists as a result of cross-cultural influences that are prominent in our world today. For the photoshoot, my goal was to create an integrated space that speaks to the multicultural existence of the world I live in, the interrelationship between Nigeria and the West. The Yoruba auto gele and the IBOJU necklace worn on a western pant suit were used to represent the intersection of these two worlds.

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