Ladoza is a UK based Abstract Artist, Photographer and creative enthusiast.
Exploring landscape plays a big role in what motivates and inspires him and his work. He has been a keen climber since the age of 11, which has embedded a love and respect for the outdoors from an early age.
"My work plays on the not so straight line between abstraction and narratives, a visual language and dialogue influenced by landscape, nature, emotion and experience. I experiment with lots of techniques and media as I find the practical process vital in exploring how best to create my ideas and concepts. I love how abstract art and photography are almost opposites in process and how they now each hugely influence the way I approach the other".
Over the past 17 years photography has become a huge part of his work process, which started out as a way of documenting his work during and after it was made. It now exists as a source of research and experience, getting him out exploring different weathers, seasons and the unexpected.
He also enjoys making music, films and prints in their many forms.
Masters and BA (hons) graduate in Fine Art at Hallam University 2007-2012.
He first found an interest in photography after completing a night course in film photography and dark room editing in 1996, but it wasn’t until 2007, when he started a BA then moving onto a Masters, both in Fine Art, that he started to realise his love for photography and how it could influence and complement his practice. From documenting his work, to capturing compositions that inspired his abstract paintings, photography had become an important element of self-exploration and his artwork.
After his course he spent many hours developing knowledge of photography in both pre and post production. His passion for photography has grown over the years and there’s nothing he love more than getting out exploring, whether in the Peak District, which is practically on his doorstep or further afield, camera in hand.
Recently he has spent some time learning how to make films and has started to produce a small series titled ‘An Artist’s Walk’. These short films aim to highlight the elements of the great outdoors that inspire him as an artist and what influences the studio work he produces.
You can find these films in the menu above.
Whilst he specialises in landscape photography, he has also been fortunate to work for many established companies producing high end images of their products, and has also covered event, portrait and sports photography.
Abstract oil paintings inspired by his passion for landscapes, especially those of the Peak District area which are local to him.
By combining many techniques over the years Ladoza have come up with a unique way of oil painting which allows him to capture what it is that inspires him about landscape and abstract art.
He loves exploring with photography and film making, which over the years has seen him venturing out in all weathers, at all times of the day, across the seasons.
With his camera in hand, He studies and explore all aspects of a landscape, from the vast awe-inspiring views, the fascinating rock formations and flow of water, down to the intricate patterns and colours in the nature that surrounds us.
Mixing printing and painting techniques Ladoza has developed a way of mark-making that allows him to create abstract forms influenced by the colour palettes, shapes, textures and even compositions studied on his many trips out.
Sitting somewhere between his photography and paintings is a world of shapes, textures, compositions, colour and chance. Whilst creating his abstract paintings, he began to observe intricate patterns and details that were occurring through the oils.
Through the use of Macro photography, he was able to explore these details further and capture extreme close-ups of the paints which result in bold and colourful compositions, full of movement and texture. The outcomes areboften influenced by his love of landscapes and the natural patterns, palettes and formations he has come to loveso much.
He is currently working on a project to exhibit these digital macro artworks on a large scale across the streets of Sheffield, creating a bright, bold art trail across the city. If you would like to know more see the Billboards of Sheffield in the projects section above.