Jazmin Velasco


Jazmin was born in 1971 in Guadalajara, Mexico where she studied graphic design and illustration.

Years later she moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking.  And years and years later she moved to London where she continues to illustrate books for publishers in Mexico, USA and UK.

She is 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 is and always will be Saul Steinberg.

Jazmin is 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.

Exhibitions

2009
Christmas Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art
Christmas Show, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Smile, Pyramid Gallery, York
Machete-Mifune, Macondo Café Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art
30 Years Of Greenwich Printmakers, Oxo Tower, London
Lasting Impressions, Greenwich Printmakers, National Theatre, London
2009, 2008
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2008
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2007
Day Of The Dead, Macondo Café Gallery, London
Open House, Tile Kiln Studios, London
Salon 07, Seven Seven Contemporary, London
Greenwich Printmakers Gallery, London
2006
Drawing With A Knife, Macondo Café Gallery, London
Summer Show, London Print Studio
Art 15, Cupola Contemporary, Sheffield
Originals, Mall Galleries, London
2005
In Aid Of Trinity Hospital, Dulwich College, London
2004
Love Is In The Air, Nordstrom Store, New York
Abney Public Hall, London
 

 

  • Bach's Cat by Jazmin Velasco
  • Bathing Machine by Jazmin Velasco
  • Beasts Of Britain by Jazmin Velasco
  • Ben R (Ex-Voto) by Jazmin Velasco
  • Brahms & The Fox by Jazmin Velasco
  • Brahms Duet by Jazmin Velasco
  • Brahms Quartet by Jazmin Velasco
  • Captain Wentworth Loves Miss Elliot by Jazmin Velasco
  • Cerne Abbas Giant by Jazmin Velasco
  • Cheese Flavour by Jazmin Velasco
  • Colonel Brandon Loves Miss Marianne by Jazmin Velasco
  • Concert At Trafalgar Square by Jazmin Velasco
  • Couple At Henley Regatta by Jazmin Velasco
  • Decisions by Jazmin Velasco
  • Dragon & George by Jazmin Velasco
  • Elizabeth 1 by Jazmin Velasco
  • Ferry by Jazmin Velasco
  • Fishy by Jazmin Velasco
  • Fox With Insomnia by Jazmin Velasco
  • Freak Show by Jazmin Velasco
  • Geisha With An iPod by Jazmin Velasco
  • Getting There by Jazmin Velasco
  • Globe Aerostatique by Jazmin Velasco
  • Hats & Cravats by Jazmin Velasco
  • Horse Fashion by Jazmin Velasco
  • Ice Cream by Jazmin Velasco
  • In The Square by Jazmin Velasco
  • It's Complicated by Jazmin Velasco
  • Laufmaschine by Jazmin Velasco
  • Lord Byron & His Bear by Jazmin Velasco
  • Lust by Jazmin Velasco
  • Meditation by Jazmin Velasco
  • Midnight Fox by Jazmin Velasco
  • Mr Collins Loves Miss Bennet by Jazmin Velasco
  • Mr Crawford Loves Miss Price by Jazmin Velasco
  • Mr Darcy Loves Miss Elizabeth by Jazmin Velasco
  • Mr Elton Loves Miss Woodhouse by Jazmin Velasco
  • Mr Knightley Loves Miss Woodhouse by Jazmin Velasco
  • Mr Tilney Loves Miss Morland by Jazmin Velasco
  • Navajas & Machete Applying La Tapatia by Jazmin Velasco
  • Navajas Gonzalez vs Machete Velasco by Jazmin Velasco
  • New & Accurate Map Of London by Jazmin Velasco
  • Om by Jazmin Velasco
  • Punch & Judy by Jazmin Velasco
  • Pyramid by Jazmin Velasco
  • Reward by Jazmin Velasco
  • Sanjuro by Jazmin Velasco
  • Santiago (Ex-Voto) by Jazmin Velasco
  • Seven Samurai by Jazmin Velasco
  • Shadow by Jazmin Velasco
  • Sheep Of Britain by Jazmin Velasco
  • Simple Samples by Jazmin Velasco
  • Steph (Ex-Voto) by Jazmin Velasco
  • Team Work by Jazmin Velasco
  • The Cats Handbook, Page 1 by Jazmin Velasco
  • The Champion by Jazmin Velasco
  • The Floating World #1 by Jazmin Velasco
  • The Floating World #2 by Jazmin Velasco
  • The Flying Eagle by Jazmin Velasco
  • The Wrong Hairdresser by Jazmin Velasco
  • Waltz by Jazmin Velasco
  • Whale by Jazmin Velasco
  • Yojimbo by Jazmin Velasco