Jasmin Young

Jasmin is from Kenilworth in Warwickshire. She attended Foundation at Warwickshire College. She is fully bilingual and joined the Japanese Society to meet up and speak in Japanese. Last summer she worked for Teamlab in a digital art museum exhibition in Japan in the summer.

She has built her recent practice around the Torii gate, the traditional Japanese entrance to sacred spaces, inspired in particular by the Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto, a shrine with more than 200 entrances, a tunnel of gates around a whole mountain. She has experimented with the form in the bookable space, in front of WSA, on the moors, outside Kenilworth Castle and on the beach. The photograph is part of the work.

Key themes in my practice are identity, materiality, repetition and relation between object and human. Developing from a painter into a sculptor has broadened my approach from the visual to the tactile, becoming increasingly interested in the power of object-hood and creating an autobiography relating to my surroundings. The manipulation and repetition of Japanese iconography is an important aspect of my practice through changing site, materiality and size.

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