‘Made in Brixton’ by Nilupa Yasmin
During September 2019 artist Nilupa Yasmin undertook a residency at Brixton Market to make new work based on her meetings and making with the market stall holders. During the residency she remarked on a very evident wave of energy she received from the space. This energy, colour and vibrancy is translated into the new images and woven work that she has made. Weaving has become a sense of performance for Nilupa during this residency. In the new work there is a character in each piece along with an injection of the excitement and surprise in what she’s making.
Photofusion members observed Nilupa making work on the Saturdays and were intrigued by the pattern making and how different images related to each of them.
Nilupa Yasmin’s work is primarily lens based, while taking a keen interest in the notion of culture, self-identity and anthropology. Combined with her love for handcraft and photographic explorations, the artist repeatedly draws upon her own South Asian culture and heritage. The practice of weaving, passed down through inheritance, has become an integral exploration in the development and expression of human value. Her research examines the principles of craft in art-based practice; becoming an evident methodology shown throughout her work whilst investigating ideals and traditions that are very close to home.
Her work is exhibited at Photofusion until 20th November 2019.