Jasmine Bradbury’s first London solo exhibition Shed a Layer highlights the underpinnings of life’s monotony.
The balancing of material solidity and fragility by using multiple layers of industrial materials including plaster, lead, and resin, to express an emotional facade that smothers the underlying everyday anxieties. Bradbury chooses forms such as the pillow, bath or mattress to juxtapose the illusion of domestic familiarities and their relation to the self.
Jasmine Bradbury (b 1994) is a British sculptor based in Norwich. She graduated with first-class honors in Fine Art at Norwich University of Art (2015). She has previously exhibited at the Anteros Gallery, Norfolk (solo) and Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail, Suffolk. Bradbury’s works primarily with large sculptural forms. Her work is often based on feminized interpretations of life incidents, alongside the psychological theories of Sigmund Freud and the later writings of Meliene Klien in relation to the expressions of anxiety and depression. Bradbury has been exploring materials that reflect her expanding sculptural vocabulary since working with a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, Brian Alabaster, from March 2016.