Made in Brixton : by Nilupa Yasmin, in partnership with Photofusion

Made in Brixton

In 2019 GRAIN invited and supported artist Nilupa Yasmin to undertake a short residency at Photofusion and Brixton Market.  During the residency Nilupa created new work that explored the identity, colour and energy of the market.  Weaving the work became performative and Nilupa led workshops at Photofusion for a number of Saturdays.

The final work was exhibited at Photofusion and the opportunity provided Nilupa’s first London based exhibition and residency, contributing to her professional development at a key time in her practice.

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.   Nilupa has gone on to complete an MA in Photography at the University of Westminster.

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