Solo show at Stryx JQ: Lines of incidences from 1st - 25th February 2024
Private View 20th February 6-8pm
Sink like stones recently shown at the RBSA Friends Exhibition 2024
Jasmine Lee 李穎雯 (b. 1994, UK) is a British-Born-Chinese, third generation of Chinese diaspora, living and working in Birmingham, UK. She was influenced by late 2000s STEM education (STEM is an acronym in the UK education system for science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines), before she studied fine art at university. Some works are annexed to school and medical trauma. Lee has shown artworks previously in the Midlands, the Science Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, and exhibited works in London, Rome, Venice, and Chios.
Lee is currently a studio holder at Stryx and is a member of Amass Artist Collective, a collective made up of Birmingham City University’s former MA Students; who've met during the pandemic.
Forgotten Roots recently shown in ABSENCE at Stryx JQ, curated by Amass Collective in January 2024
Forgotten Roots (2023) is a photographic diptych of an edited photograph of ginger and a digital drawing. ‘Roots’ is often a misnomer for categorising ginger, which also acts as a multiplicity in the title. Forgotten Roots refers to the lost origins of the artwork’s source. The digital drawing was originally from a pencil drawing in 2018, albeit incarnated onto an iPad and then once again onto an instant print kiosk. ‘Diptych’ was attributed from Greek terms to describe artworks made of two hinged wooden panels in the Medieval period. It's traced back to the Roman Empire, where it was used as writing tablets for letters and documents, as opposed to the digital tablets today. The flux of how materials; physical and conceptual mediums change forms over time are described by Deleuze and Guattari’s wasp and orchid analogy of becoming.
It’s related to the theme of absence, because the historical source is often forgotten and lost in media production. In Hito Steyerl’s 2009 essay, In Defence of the Poor Image, she critiques the subsequent generations of images created as a result of digital technology.