Jasmine Jones is a multidisciplinary visual artist, born and raised in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Her work ranges from paper collage portraiture to found object social sculpture and utilizes thought processes, interaction, and memory. She obtained her Associate in Arts from Rose State College in 2016 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma in 2018.
She’s been in various shows in Norman, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is inspired by other artists such as Chloë Bass and Kara Walker, her family history, and the everyday. Through her work, Jasmine transverses a multitude of ideas along with the methods and materials that she sees fit. Ranging from ideas of spirituality, therapy, and interaction and materials like textiles, papers, and charcoal, Jasmine is constantly integrating areas of her life into her artwork and vice versa.
My artwork relates to care, thought processes, playfulness, and human interaction among themselves and with objects.
How we as humans collectively and individually function and make decisions is fascinating. Interactions, connections, and experiences have the potential to happen daily - each one having the potential to be new, yet mundane. My ideas are fueled by this magic of everyday and the secrets of life. My influences are inclusive of therapy, personal and shared memory, sacredness of humanity and self, as well as complexity and simplicity in nature. I introduce those mysteries and wonders into my work through symbolism, figures, color, and pattern.
Just as there are variables in life, the materials for my work are often in flux. My methods take the form of charcoal on paper to brushes in Photoshop. I work to show that people can find curiosity or beauty striking at any moment, in the seemingly insignificant or from within. The potential for the cultivation of magic and wonder may help us rethink and how to differently or actively engage in the many paths of our lives.