Jelly tells us about herself with a simple Q&A
Q1 Who is Jelly?
Jelly is a street artist known for painting feminine figures with dynamic supersize eyelashes in murals around the city and on canvas.
Her lived experience as an asian, female with autoimmune illness permeate her artwork along with her background in politics, sociology and history.
Q2 Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere, from fashion photography to music and subculture, politics to social issues, inequalities to gaslighting, everyday characters at a bus stop to children, a beautiful rainbow to the moody shadows of dusk ..and dreams.
Q3 Did you have any training?
Ironically my academic studies in the social sciences along with my lived experiences, probably influence my artwork more than my university degree in fashion and illustration.
I also truly believe being an artist is a state of mind, it’s either in you or it isn’t, or is yet to come.
Q4 How would you describe your art?
Emotive, vibrant and accessible with narratives of empathy, love and self worth
Q5 What artists inspire you?
Resonating with Frida Khalo’s pain and frustration with chronic illness, to the pure bonkers and disturbance of Dali, Renaissance art, French Baroque and indigenous art, as well as ephemera such as flyers and food packaging. And of course the varied styles and techniques of other street artists many of whom I’m blessed to say are now my friends.
Q6 What does Sentiment mean to you?
Such a different way to display art, a little bit like a happening from the 60s. To me chopping the painting up it almost removes the ego and turns it into a social piece. Kind of nice especially right now when so many are feeling disconnected from one another.
See more of Jelly's artwork
Jelly's Sentiment piece was created at the Stirling Eco showroom and home of the Bickerton grace Gallery in Tower Bridge, London. We photographed the piece creating a canvas 120cm x 80cm and Jelly embellished the canvas with spray paint adding her touch and texture to the new medium. A short video explains the process from wall to canvas.
This painting is now part of the Sentiment collection and has been divided up into 1000 pieces allowing friends, family and fellow art lovers to connect to her story.
Each piece is mounted on a 24-carat gold leaf base with a thread of gold running through each piece. This connects all the pieces together and to the artist and in turn all the artists in the Sentiment collection.
Framed in a black wooden box frame, signed and numbered ready to share and be collected.
To own a piece of Jelly's Sentiment follow the link below and start collecting and connecting.
A human connection through the medium of art.