Jasmine is an Australian based artist for whom the process, ritual and labour of painting is of integral importance to the finished piece. The drawing in, meditative and contemplative value of the works are meant to be an antidote to our busy, technological and image rich daily lives. Her subject matter combines architectural and geometric forms which are used as metaphors to tell stories around both the personal and the shared human experience. In addition to painting, Jasmine’s practise includes both large scale wall drawings and installation pieces. Along with nine solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions, Jasmine has also completed commissioned wall art in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Beijing. In 2019 she exhibited large scale installations at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne. Jasmine has also been the recipient of various residencies and grants, including a 2019 Professional Development Grant to visit London and an upcoming residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing in 2020. Jasmine is regularly interviewed about her work and has featured in numerous print and online publications including; Art Collector, Grand Design Magazine, The Design Files, Frankie, Mama Disrupt, Art Edit, House & Garden, Real Living, Belle Magazine and The Interiors Addict, Jasmine’s work is represented in Sydney and Melbourne by the Studio Gallery Group.
2020 SWELL ARTWORK – You / Me / Sky / Sea, Jasmine Mansbridge
You/Me/Sky/Sea. This sculpture focuses on the timeless nature of our engagement with our environment, with ourselves and with each other. The cube with its shapes cut out is a kind of thought catcher. The inside being a reminder of the value of spending time in contemplation and the value of human connection. In contrast the exterior of the sculpture reflects and therefore engages with the surrounding environment. Mirroring our relationship to nature. Regardless of human intervention the sun rises and sets, the waves toss in the sea. Everything is connected.
SWELL Kids Artist Statement – You / Me / Sky / Sea, Jasmine Mansbridge
This sculpture is called a Thought Catcher as it is supposed to get you to stop and think about something for a minute. This Thought Catcher is to help you think about how we as humans are connected to the natural world around us. To the sea and the sky and the land. If you stand inside it you can hold these thoughts and think about what that connection means to you.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.