JAZMIN SASKY ARTIST
A painterly journey to magical worlds of womanhood.
“Immersing myself in ancient Latin American cultures inspired my current body of paintings – giving me an opportunity to connect, shape and strengthen my voice
as a Latina artist.” Jazmin Sasky
As we live, love, nurture, and evolve - we are united.
We are one.
We are the women of Latin America.
Latin American women descend from a complex tapestry of many ethnic groups, including
Pre-Colombian, Spanish, Portuguese and African cultures.
This blend of cultures created a rich montage of women that is unique both in traits and character.
A woman artist, painting women, for women:
Jazmin Sasky’s signature depictions of the lives of women have deep roots in her multiracial family background and her Argentinian upbringing and heritage. Insightful, loving mothers, daughters, sisters and friends hold our gaze from Jazmin's large, bold canvases — intimate recollections of emotional bonds from a uniquely female perspective.
Schooled in figurative painting and illustration, the artist’s quest for perceiving the role of women, as friends, lovers, matriarchs of families and leaders of their own lives, brought her to a distinctive, portraiture style. Each painting invites us to join a global sisterhood that is both joyful and poignant, animated by singing colours, and inspiring forms from Latin American’s diversity, and complexions. In addition, her new body of work explores the concept of traditional dress and identity.
The artist’s love for Latin American traditional dresses dates back to her childhood. Through travel and research, she has studied the wide range of ancestral techniques and forms, while trying to recognize the meaning and importance of women's search for self expression and individuality.
Says Sasky: “My new body of work gives form to the cultural mosaic of Latin America, which symbolizes my personal search for identity and belonging. Through this pursuit, I am able to summon memory, emotion and self realization. There’s a continuous theme running through all my work and that is the togetherness of women. My paintings are allegories of the special friendship, companionship and sense of community that women create."
Traditional dresses in Latin America serve an important role in local communities, as a means to celebrate cultural identity, denote social status, reflect personal character, and are used for ceremonial purposes.