Opening: 5.2.2019, 7pm
Exhibition: 6.2. – 9.3.2019
Jasmine Deporta’s work reflects on her surroundings and relationships and is a personal reflection on longing, fear and most of all identity. Working mainly with analog film, she captures introspective moments within her vision of reality.
The origins of Deporta working as a photographer, derive from her first attempts to capture her everyday life when she got her first analog camera at the age of nine. The naivety from her childhood experience is what remains in Jasmine’s practice up until the present. Working in the now, along with leaving space for coincidence and being intuitive is part of her workflow, and gives her the possibility to catch unrepeatable realities in the most undiluted way.
Deporta likes to play with contrasts. In her work she shifts the emphasis from hidden to more obvious and vice versa. This also resonates in her visual language, which is feminine and soft but yet melancholic and illusory. Women that feature in her images are often obscured or hidden from view in some way, yet still, their presence radiates strength and poise. Deporta merges performative gestures, intimate encounters, and everyday symbolism into new scenarios and reveals visual imagery that preserves the natural and raw honesty of the subject. Her pictures consequently are not only vehicles of meaning but expressions of desire.
In ‘11’ Jasmine Deporta is showcasing pictures of different series. By pairing and juxtaposing them she enters them into a dialog of form, color, composition, and content and plays with the imagination and connotation of the viewer. The title of the exhibition implies the personal layer of Deporta’s work as it refers to her day of birth – the 11.11.
Jasmine Deporta (1989, Italy) is a multidisciplinary visual artist mainly working in photography. After her Design and Arts studies and some years of artistic and working experience between Italy and Berlin, she is currently following her master’s degree in Photography at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland.