Jasmine Middlebrook graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 2010. Painting has been a lifelong obsession for this artist and she has drawn since she was a child.
Symbols and metaphors provide ideal triggers for such occasions, as they have the ability to characterise and communicate, often difficult to describe, experiences. From the most basic forms to complex images, each has a meaning to us, whether we are conscious of it or not. We learn these connotative meanings through our own personal experiences in culture and society.
My work focuses on the realm of pictorial narrative, exploring ways in which painting can communicate passages of time and how this can be imbedded into the painting process through the notion of painting as ‘becoming’. The different stages of development in the painting process suggesting the various moments and perspectives within a narrative.'