I am a professional multidisciplinary artist and musician who lives & works in Liverpool.
who i am & what i do
my artistic practice is made up of painting, drawing, photography, design, music, organising exhibitions, performance, writing and facilitating workshops.
i have a degree in fine art and i regularly, paint, draw, take photographs and exhibit my own visual artwork. i also play regular gigs in and around liverpool.
i am passionate about life, all things creative and about changing things for the better. i photograph, draw & paint everyday objects such as things that you find on a table or in the bathroom or rusty objects or flowers when i walk past them on the street. i try to highlight things that jump out at me other people may not notice.
i strive to bring out the beauty in whatever I create whilst hopefully quite often making people think. and there is beauty everywhere if you look for it. i have lived in various places across england, wales, italy & america and i have moved over 30 times in my life.
i have been around art, music, design & performance all of my life and was encouraged to question everything from an early age. pretty much all of my close family are creative in some way.
i am open-minded and generally not surprised or shocked by much. i’m not a fan of labels when it comes to race, gender, sexuality or mental health and you won’t find it easy to put me in a box.
i am hard-working, dynamic, interested, passionate and engaged in what I do.
influences (to name a few)
…patrick heron; john bratby; paula rego; l.s. lowry; quentin blake; mark rothko; jenny saville; lucian freud; piet mondrian; edward hopper; robert rauschenberg; paul klee; egon schiele; andy warhol; cy twombly; caravaggio; michelangelo; barbara hepworth; alberto giacometti; salvador dali; henri matisse; henri de toulouse-lautrec; rené magritte; gustav klimt…
…la roux; eliza doolittle; mocheeba; rage against the machine; rancid; system of a down; foo fightetrs; ani difranco; catatonia; adele; skunk anansie; amy winehouse; tori amos; beth orton; annie lennox; the eurythmics; sheryl crowe; joni mitchell; bob dylan; bobby mcferrin; bob marley; tracey chapman; tom waits; the cure; the levellers; the beautiful south; lily allen; k.t. tunstall; the cranberries; caro emerald; gabriella cilmi; julie london; kirsty maccoll; bronkski beat; the communards; pulp; blur; placebo; the prodigy; billy bragg; leonard cohen; soul to soul; yazz; nina simone; timbuck 3; john martyn; nirvana; billie holiday; ub40; ramiccia; patrick wolf; erykah badu; scissor sisters…
…roald dahl; cecelia ahern; alice walker; bruce robinson; george orwell; jeanette winterson; maya angelou; stella duffy; tennessee williams; arthur miller; henrik ibsen; nick hornby; irvine welsh; stuart browne; stephen kelman…
…eddie izzard; ben elton; frankie boyle; rowan atkinson; victoria wood; andi osho; shappi khorsandi; sarah millican; sue perkins; giles coren; richard pryor; dawn french; jennifer saunders; joanna lumley; billy connolly; kevin bridges; nina wadia; sanjeev bhaskar; quentin tarantino; stephen fry; alexei sayle; adrian edmondson; tim minchin; russell brand; noel fielding; robert webb; sarah silverman; amy lamé; julian clary; dylan moran; bill bailey…
please visit my website to find out more: http://jazamin.co.uk