Beehive Yourself by Jasmine

Beehive Yourself by Jasmine

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 1950’s comedian and polyglot), when I used a photograph of him. Its 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 fluffiness. Not liking 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. Or a half cat half me, which is probably what I am, anyway… Only 1 Available. £20 Admin Fee

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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 1950’s comedian and polyglot), when I used a photograph of him.

Its 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 fluffiness. Not liking 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. Or a half cat half me, which is probably what I am, anyway…

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