Artisanal embroidery work is incorporated into Jazmin’s original paintings, and are the result of direct collaborations with a network of women master artisans from Mexico, Colombia and Peru.
The artists’ vision is to preserve, honor and promote the ancestral practices of embroidery from Latin America and to create pieces that hold a unique value.
"My love for artisanal embroidery and traditional dresses sparkled the desire to create a unique body of work.
Traditional dresses have served as symbols for cultural roles and identities,
and are a mirror to a woman's personal character and individuality."
PAINTING & EMBROIDERY
A COLLECTION OF OIL PAINTINGS FUSED WITH CUSTOMED MADE EMBROIDERED DRESSES
in collaboration with textile designers in Mexico, Colombia and Peru
Learn more about the team of master artisans and designers
Embroidery work maintains a fascinating and storied history in the Southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. As with other handmade works, local pueblos generate distinct techniques and styles that are specific to their individual towns. Handmade works from San Antonino Castillo Velasco, San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec, San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz and Villa Sola de Vega – to name a few – support distinct combinations of details that are readily attributed to the artisans that continue to practice their ancestral traditions.
Jazmin looks to provoke the viewer’s eye with an extraordinary blend of colors, materials, and embroidery techniques.
Every embroidered treasure is individually made, and combines haute couture finishes, inventive combinations of techniques, as well as a deep love of color. Further to this, supplementary depth and texture are generated in these textiles through the inclusion of a variety of crystals, semi-precious stones, elaborated and crocheted flowers, along with finely embroidered details like hearts, and other elements.
Lynn Farrand, Senior Curator at the
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
"Jazmin Sasky, an emerging artist originally from Argentina and now living in Vancouver,
is capturing and paying tribute to an ancient art form and culture. Her stylized Hispanic
figures are painted on canvas, then come to life with unique two- dimensional beadwork
that punctuates her message. These art works are a celebration of a time and culture in an ever- changing world. There is great value in preserving these time- honored traditions and cultures.
I appreciate the work and dedication of this artist in keeping these things alive."
This region produces a sophisticated interpretation of historic cave paintings, with geometric forms of animals, plants and people mingling in a cornucopia of colour and mysticism. The handmade works from this area offer a juxtaposition of negative and positive space that’s simultaneously contemporary and traditional. Skilled artisans draw these images by hand, free form, with the embroidery process taking anywhere from weeks to years. The tenangos are the most internationally recognized forms of Mexican creative expression, called Otomi.
The artist and a family-run business, comprised of three generations of master artisans, have collaborated to elevate the traditional embroidery work from this region to a pristine example of the successful marriage of contemporary design and the intricacies of traditional needlework.
The Wayuu were never subjugated by the Spanish, and the two groups were in a more or less permanent state of war. Of all the Indigenous peoples in the territory of Colombia, they were unique in having learned the use of firearms and horses.
The Wayuu have been largely known for their strong weaving tradition. Jazmin worked closely with the Wayuu people and apart from asking a few guidelines, the artisans were invited to freely work on their pieces. They implemented a traditional embroidery technique that allowed for the flat pieces to be fused with the artist’s paintings, and were inspired by their famous, geometrical designs