Artists SOFIA WILKINSON-STEEL & JASMINE DE SILVA in conversation
Join artists Sofia Wilkinson-Steel & Jasmine De Silva, as they discuss their artistic practice and how they are exploring performance, character building and storytelling through photography. Showcasing their process and practice in creating depictions of women, this talk will focus on how photography, and in particular photographers focusing on female portraiture and self-portraiture, are defining a space for themselves and proving their medium is more than just Instagram art.
The talk is moderated by photography curator Ellen Stone, and will include time for a Q&A with the artists.
Jasmine De Silva is a London based Photographer and Director. She studied at the London College of Fashion, completing a BA and MA in Fashion Photography. Jasmine has won awards for emerging talent in both Photography and Directing. Her short films and image making are constructed of a hand-made world, expressing the human obsession and desire to be perfect through a limitless cycle of physical reconstructions of the self.
Her awards include Best Picture of the Month, Art Jobs, May 2020; Best Emerging Talent, Bokeh Fashion Film Festival, 2019 and PDN Emerging Photographer, 2019. She has also been nominated for Best Picture, Bokeh FFF, 2019, Best Idea – New Talent, Barcelona Fashion Film Festival, 2019, and Chanel 4 Random Acts Award, London Short Film Festival, 2020.
Alongside this, she has exhibited her works internationally and has been published in titles including: Curated by Girls, Pink Things Magazine, Fresh Eyes by Gup Magazine, Basic Magazine, Estila Magazine, Because Magazine, Tinsel Tokyo Magazine, NR Magazine, and Volition Magazine.
The work of Sofia Wilkinson-Steel is bright, bold and exuberantly self-reflective. Creating a visual world for herself and her subjects, each project sees the creation and depiction of characters that is larger than life. Since graduating from UAL: LCC, he work has been dedicated to changing perception of photography one selfie at a time, as the primary focus of her lens is turned towards herself and the many self-portrait characters (or perhaps caricatures) she inhabits.
Editorials and publications include: Colour Theory (OFFPRINT, 2017), Movement in Pause (Unsettled Magazine), Am I Beautiful? (Polemical Zine) and Real Housewives Beauty (HUNGER TV). Most recently collaborating with HUNGER DISCOVERS and the ethical social network VERO, to showcase her exploration of gender and social norms. Alongside her editorial work and practice as a visual artist, Sofia Wilkinson-Steel produces commercial photography work for independent fashion and lifestyle brands.
Sofia Wilkinson-Steel lives and works in London.