Jasmine, surrealist artist, ex model, Jasminist, whose artwork is unlike anyone elses. Cats and toy cats are my passion. www.youtube.com/jasminesurreal for fun toy cat videos.
My subjects are symbolic and surreal, but not on the surface – more of an in-depth surrealism where I am pouring out my heart and imagination – things I'd like to see in real life but never materialise so I realise them through the medium of painting.
I'm inspired by my own imagination, just me really, although there are artists I like. Bosch, Magritte, Dorothea Tanning.
I tend to draw the image on canvas with a pencil, mainly from my own head, unless I'm drawing someone like Steve Allen (a 1950s comedian and polyglot), when I used a photograph of him.
I'm very meticulous, because the images I realise are meticulous. There's a lot of detail there, hidden objects and faces, reversals of reality.
I think there is an enormous streak of humour in the works. I do have a surreal sense of humour. I like humorous things, so I think this is just going to come out in my work.
I paint self portraits and usually in tandem with a cat or sometimes toy cats. I'm just obsessed with them; I love them. I think it's an extension of myself. The "fluff factor". They're very eye-catching; they're mesmerising with all this fluffiiness.
I don't just like to depict cats straight. I "humanify" them in a nonsensical way, like Persita (a toy cat). I extend things. I start with a leopard dress on the cat and then go on to a leopard beehive and a leopard cloud in a leopard world.
FULL MEMBER OF DACS (Design and Copyright Society)
Published in Silhouette press "Here Comes Everyone" Boy/Girl issue page 12/13. Manwoman and I had sex with a flower man. www.here comes everyone.org Free PDF magazine download. I have a "great unique style and approached with an interesting perspective" Gary SB from Silhouette.
First Take film: Art Director on short film ‘Lily and Rose’ . Sourcing props, painting sets and designation of duties to Art Assistants. Liverpool.
*2015, Runner Up, artist of the year, Arkbound- http://arkbound.com/competitions/#tab-id-3
*All Clear Images, artwork represented, to be hired by films/TV production companies, via Superhire, the international prop hire scheme.
*http://thehornshawgallery.com/artist/jasmine-surreal.html Work represented by selection.
2017 * Commission for London Dada to produce three works, re paintings of Spoof London Tube Map, Persita is My Universe and Morrisseys miserable birthday.
* The Stuckists at Cass Art, week exhibition, plus contributor to Life Change in Art talk, Cass Art, Islington, London. https://m.facebook.com/CassArt1984/posts/1406653009397722:0
* Art on a Plectrum, for Hepatitis C Trust, designed 3 plectrums including Guitar Plays Musician for charity. https://www.artonaukulele.com/art-on-a-plectrum#/new-gallery-4/
*Motorhouse auction, celebrity artists including myself and Vic Reeves, http://www.kentlive.news/this-is-why-tv-and-music-celebrities-are-due-to-visit-ramsggate/story-29858536-detail/whatson/story.html
* Cross Pollination, The Dragon Cafe, London, 3 works. http://mental spaghetti.org/cross a pollination.
* Platform Art Exhibition, Morphets Fine Art Auctioneers of Harrogate, 'Doris Day and Doris Night', work selected from open submission.
* Art on a Postcard, http://www.artonapostcard.com/blog/2016/secret-auction-first-100
* Erotocop! Postcard exhibition, White Trash Gallery, USA, 'Erotocrap', a parody of erotic art with a nude with a cartoon poo face with a policemans helmet on its head.
* Stuckist Show, View 2 Gallery, Liverpool, 'Sea Princess Mystical Felicity Toy Cat' and various A4 drawings including 'P-Nuts' Politicians are nuts, a Peanuts parody with politicians.
* Daily Life, LETTING IN THE LIGHT: an exhibition to light up our lives. The Grove, London, E15 1EL, 'Doris Day and Doris Night', exhibited in light boxes.
* 'Looking To The Stars' Gallery Launch Group show, The Hornshaw Gallery, @ Brick Lane Gallery (Annexe) London. 'Toy Division'.
2015 *The Other Summer Exhibition LOLLIPOP GALLERY, London. Group show, exhibiting two works, 'Kraft'werk, of the band Kraftwerk making 'kraft' items like knitting, and Gary Numan 'Down In the Park with a Gary Numan butterfly'.
*Stuckism: Remodernising the Mainstream, University of Kent, my work is chosen out of many exhibitors to be highlighted as 'Playful...humorous', http://www.inquirelive.co.uk/culture/article-13728/review-of-stuckism-remodernising-the-mainstream-at-the-studio-3-gallery/
2014 *SOLO SHOW, FANTASY REALITY, PAINTINGS BY JASMINE SURREAL AND MY TOY CATS, Trispace Gallery, London. Supporter of my work, writer Bevis Hillier, ´ A mind of great originality and inventiveness...great humour...skill.´
*On the Line, Side Street Studios, Elgin, USA
*Live Art Liverpool, Hill Dickinson/Prince's Trust, Liverpool www.world on line art.com, Artist of the Day.
2013 *Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea, London *Stuck Between Prague and London, Nolias 11 Gallery, London
2012 *Polemically Small , curated by Edward Lucie Smith and Zavier Ellis, Orleans House Gallery, London *Stuckist Tarot, Elsa Dix, Islington Arts Centre, London *Polemically Smaller, curated by Edward Lucie Smith, Torrance Art Museum, California, USA *Enemies of Art, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London Stuckists; Elizabethan Avant-garde, (Resident Curator, Edward Lucie Smith) Bermondsey Project, London
2011 *Polemically Small, (Presented by The Future Can Wait, Curated by Zavier Ellis, Edward Lucie Smith, Max Presneill and Simon Rumley), Charlie Smith London, London *Polemically Small, (Curated by Edward Lucie Smith and Zavier Ellis), Torrance Art Museum, California, USA *3 Worlds in 1, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania *Stuckist in Paris; A Revolution!, Elsa Dix, Adzak Musee, Espace D'Art, Paris, France *Stuck on the Wall, The Gallery, Brent Artists Resource, London *On a Train, from Beijing to Moscow, train travelling with postcards, Transiberian Arts Centre, London
2010 *Antidote to the Ghastly Turner Prize, View Two Gallery, Liverpool *About Beau-tea!, Curated, exhibited and hung, Independents Biennial, Leaf Tea Rooms, Liverpool *Under the Cover of Romantic Anonymity, Ash-in-Art, Athens, Greece
2009 *Stuckist Christmas Sale, Matisonn Burgin Gallery, London *New to DACS, Kowalasky Gallery, London *Stuck on Painting, West Eleven Gallery, London
2008 *Antidote to the Ghastly Turner Prize, View Two Gallery, Liverpool *Group Show, Omma Gallery, Hania, Greece *Away with the Fairies, (Curated by Jazamin Sinclair), The Egg Cafe, Liverpool *Winter Blues, (Curated by Jazamin Sinclair), The Egg Cafe, Liverpool *Linda McCartney charity show, Go Pink, CUC, Liverpool *The Little People, Fairies exhibition, The Art House, Westbourne
PUBLICATIONS 2014 Inspire More, Facebook, Guitar Plays Man Silhouette Press, Here Comes Everyone, Boy/Girl 2013 Mung Being issue 36, www.mungbeing.com 2011 IBook, A Surrealist Life, Elizabeth Beecher Enemies of Art, Victoria Press
2010 Enemies of Art, Victoria Press
2006 Aesthetica Magazine, York
2005 A4 Magazine, Liverpool
2001 Merseyside Arts Magazine, Liverpool OZone!! Poetry and Art, USA Marymark Press, New Jersey, USA
CAT SHOWS 2008 Manchester Cat Show, cat art/cards, Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.
2005 Birman Cat Club championship show, cat art/cards, Carnforth
WORKSHOPS Imagination in Creation, Out of Hours, workshop for teachers, Section Council, Sefton 2003 Surreal poetry and art, Whalley Range High School, Manchester Big Arts Week, national artists in schools campaign, Greenleas School, Merseyside
COMMISSIONS 2007 From Apple to Zebra, children's book, commissioned by Cllr. William Waterworth, Wales 2006 A1 painting of surreal interpretations of Liverpool buildings, C21C, via Dot Art, Liverpool 2005 Milkshake, children's TV programme, drawings of dinosaurs for a poem, Channel 5TV, London 2004 Series of Christmas cards for private client, office at Bluecoats, Liverpool 2003 Day drawing cartoons of pupils at St.Brigits Nursery School, West Kirby 2001 Various cards and art for Col B Lue, London 2000 International Festival of Street Art, street painting the pavement, a 5ftx5ft work of the band Pavement, New Brighton.
COMMENTS ABOUT MY WORK-
Described as 'Genius, the most gifted original artist Lilith Gallery,Canada,`breathtaking` C21C/Dot-Art commission to produce surreal interpretations of Liverpool buildings including Sun Alliance as a sandcastle!
INTERESTS- Persian Cats, b movies, beauty, classic film stars, especially Grace Kelly and the genius of Jerry Lewis, Whats My Line (USA), elegant floppy fluffy hair, vintage cars, skies, butterflies, thought, dancing, singing, bands I like include Muse, Elegant Machinery, Magazine, Ladytron, White Lies, Goldfrapp, Granddaddy, Warpaint, Hot Chip, Sparks, Ted Heath Orchestra, Wurlitzer Music, Big Band, They Might be Giants, Echo and the Bunnymen, Raymond Scott and Add n to (x).
ENQUIRIES TO [email protected] WEB- www.jasminesurreal.crevado.com