From 1st February to the 29th February

Free for all

For February, Jasmine Kahlia is our artist of the month and has curated an exhibition alongside a collection of exciting artists. 


About the exhibition:

This exhibit is the first group exhibition that Jasmine Kahlia's curated since 2017. Jasmine has been invited by Theatre Deli to exhibit work as part of the Artist of the Month scheme. Jasmine's proud to platform contributing artists Jairo Zaldua, Nicola Green, Jesus Gonzalez, Apparan, Strange Artist, Paloma Ruby and Paula Riofrío.
 
Over the past eight years, Jasmine Kahlia's visually arresting and superb pieces have received critical recognition. A large number of the pieces on show will be exhibiting for the first time. This collection is a display of excellence and a fight against adversity.
 
"There was a point in my life where I could only afford a few tubes of paint for an exhibition.

 This meant that I had to choose colours carefully and I went with Red, Yellow and White. I later bought some black and gold pens and developed my signature style.

 Working with limited colours is also reflect of societal limitations constantly placed on me. I’ve begun with limited resources, but managed to always create something significant with what I’ve had in front of me."

All Jasmine Kahlia pieces will be sold at £50, £100 or £150. On the day we will accept cheque, card or cash. All purchased pieces will be sent out by courier on 1 Mar 2024.


About the artists

Jasmine Kahlia

Website: www.jasminekahlia.bigcartel.com

Jasmine Kahlia is an Acclaimed Audiovisual Artist and Outstanding Creative Practitioner, with work showcased regionally in the UK, and internationally in Spain, Germany and USA.

Jasmine has contributed significantly to the UK Arts Sector in many capacities and has been platformed by some of the largest Arts Institutions across the UK, including Wellcome Collection, Britten Pears Arts, Resonance FM, Rich Mix, Southbank Royal Festival Hall, London Metropolitan Archives, New Diorama Theatre, Theatre Deli, British Council, UAL, Sage and BALTIC Gateshead, B:Music, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Sound UK and Alexandra Palace, amongst others.

Jasmine’s proved her excellence within music, short films and literature and has had work archived at Iniva, London Metropolitan Archives and been commissioned by Haringey Council, Sound UK, Tiata Fahodzi and Raze Collective.

Jasmine works across around 19 different artforms to bring her work to life.

 

Jesús Gonzalez

 “WORKING BETWEEN THE IMAGERY OF POETICS IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY.”
 
“A mysterious but unforgettable artist from Monterrey, Mexico. Jesús Gonzalez exhibited last year at the London Spanish Book and Zine Fair, and has submitted his work from overseas, it’s a real privilege to exhibit alongside him.” Jasmine Kahlia
 
Both prints - £35 each
 

Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green

Jairo and Nicola are collaborative artists who specialize in screen printing, collage (both analogue and digital) and installation. 
 
As interdisciplinary artists, they often mix all these elements together.
 
They have exhibited in a wide range of galleries and also unconventional spaces across London which includes site specific events such as: St. Pancras Crypt, The Museum of Childhood and the Kentish Town Health Centre.
 
The images on display are part of their ongoing fairytale series, originally commissioned by Sadler's Wells as part of their Family Weekend.
 

Strange Artist

Strange Artist is a versatile and perceptive artist from Brazil. 
 
She has a unique approach to her use and manipulation of colour, narrative and composition to bring her work to life.
 
“Strange Artist creates characters with faces that invoke questions. The expressions are arresting, haunting and visually captivating.” - Jasmine Kahlia
 

Paloma Ruby

Paloma Ruby is exploring, requesting and sharing tenderness and softness through visual poetry.
 
“I admire Paloma’s raw and fearless work. The way that she confronts tender topics in her own unique way is so moving to me.” - Jasmine Kahlia
 

Paula Riofrío

Paula Catalina Fajardo Riofrío is an Ecuadorian Hybrid-environmentalist artist based in London. Paula studied an undergraduate in Communication and Literature; and Master in Dance Philosophy. 
 
She incursionated in Theatre, Contemporary Dance, and Poetry. She is currently writing for the Dance Arts Journal, translating films and literature and working as a freelance dramaturg, language and dance tutor. 
 
A skilled artist working in collage, Paula Riofrío brings a lot to the table artistically. 
 
With a lot of texture, contrast and urgency, her work is exciting and fresh.
 

Apparan

Apparan is an artist, muralist, educator and curator. Her work deals with social related issues such as environment and gender equality. Her murals usually depict women with colourful long curly hair and strong features. She incorporates surreal elements and positive messages with bold line work, shading and bursts of colour within her creations.
 
She is co-founder of Art House Project London artists collective through which she has organised and curated dozens of exhibitions bringing House Music and immersive urban art together in different venues in London.
 
She also organises the London International Pasteup Festival which specialises in large collage installations featuring artists from all around the world

Socials

Paloma Ruby: @ternuraysuavidad
Strange Artist: @strangeartist.isa
Jairo Zaldua and Nicola Green: @jairozaldua
Jesus Gonzalez: @jesusgophoto
Paula Riofrío: @paula_riofrio/

Free opportunity for visual artists to display artwork in Theatre Deli's Bar and Cafe.

Applications for Artist of The Month are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Click to find out more and how to apply