Jazmin Velasco (1971-2021)

Jazmin was born in 1971 in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration. She then moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking, whilst working as a cartoonist for a national newspaper. A year later, Jazmin moved to London to study multimedia and established as a printmaker and ceramic artist.

She was a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and of the Crafts Council. Her prints were selected for the National Print Exhibition and the Summer Exhibition in the Royal Academy of Arts.

She was inspired by the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, the father of Mexican printmaking, and by Leopoldo Mendez who founded the Taller de la Grafica Popular, the celebrated organization which produced the posters and pamphlets that brought the Mexican Revolution to its illiterate masses, and created some of the finest graphic art of the 20th century. But her real love and inspiration was always the work of Saul Steinberg.

Jazmin was also a practitioner and teacher of Taoist martial arts. In China, the arts and martial prowess have been linked since ancient times. The martial arts themselves are a kind of fine art for those who understand them.

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