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Multidisciplinary Visual Artist specialising in Painting

Suffolk

Jasmine Betts

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My interest is in community and how that makes me feel. I explore the relationship between British subcultures and the political, social and economic issues that informed them, through large scale paintings. Visually my work experiments with the concept of drawing the viewer in with the use of vivid colour and energetic brush strokes to create atmosphere and chaos to deal with the concept of escapism in relation to oppression. I use religious paintings as building blocks for my work to deal with the power dynamic between oppressor and oppressed. This creating a correlation between the historic power dynamic that religious paintings hold due to the power of the church over ‘the people’, with the power dynamic between the people of the UK now and in modern history with the oppressive governing body at the time.