Jasmir Creed: Dystopolis
17 November 2018 - 20 April 2019
Location: Gallery 2, first floor
To create her work Jasmir immerses herself in cityscapes. This can be London, her home town of Manchester or, more recently, Liverpool. She sees herself as a flâneuse, the female equivalent of the male strollers of 19th century Paris who blended with the crowds while observing others.
Rather than popular landmarks, Jasmir is drawn to places of transit and flux such as railway stations or those small, unexpected spaces of city greenery. Places where people stop for a short while before getting on with their lives. She ponders about their lives and how these passers-by perceive her, if at all. Through expressive mark-making and collaged imagery, Jasmir evokes a sense of the alienation and disorientation experienced in the modern city.
Jasmir Creed, a professional artist since 2015, studied Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in London. Recent exhibitions include Urban Forest at Delta House Studios, London in 2017 and her work with Tate Collective on Who are you? was shown at Tate Liverpool in 2016. Imperial War Museum North commissioned a painting from her in 2017.
Jasmir's work was also displayed along our Red Wall on the first floor.
Photos courtesy of Jasmir Creed