Jazmin Velasco | Byron & Bear

Jazmin Velasco | Byron & Bear


Jazmin was born in 1971 in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration. Years later she moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking. And years and years later she moved to London where she continues to illustrate books for publishers in Mexico, USA and U.K.

She is a member of Southbank and London Printmakers Association. Her prints have been selected twice for the National Print Exhibition (Originals) and also twice for the Summer Exhibition in the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008 and 2009.

She is inspired by the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, the father of Mexican printmaking, and by Leopoldo Mendez who founded the Taller de la Grafica Popular, the celebrated organisation which produced the posters and pamphlets that brought the Mexican Revolution to its illiterate masses, and created some of the finest graphic art of the 20th century. But her real love is, and always will be, the cartoonist and illustrator Saul Steinberg.

Jazmin is also a practitioner and teacher of Taoist martial arts. In China, the arts and martial prowess have been linked since ancient times. The martial arts themselves are a kind of fine art for those who understand them.

Porcelain | 15cm x 20cm

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