A Face In Me | Exhibition

by Jodanna Bird


Art & Culture May 29, 2018

At her first solo show in the UK, artist Jasmin Reif (aka ‘Judas Companion’) showcases a hypnotising collection of works at Sarabande, in collaboration with Ketel One Vodka.

It makes perfect sense that Judas Companion was selected as one of two artists to produce a body of work specifically for the inaugural year of the Ketel One Vodka commission. Her series of masks, photographs, sculptures and film are deeply influenced by the artistry of Lee Alexander McQueen and could not be better placed at Sarabande.

Speaking openly about her collection at the private view, Jasmin told us that she wanted to explore the concept of ‘Identity’ using a variety of techniques with materials that she had collected or had donated over the past year. Her work follows a continuous journey of emotions; from entrapment and chaos to joy and playfulness.

We asked Jasmin which piece of her collection she felt most connected to. She told us that it is “always the final piece” – which, in this case, was a show-stopping crocodile sculpture with loose teeth scattered all over the floor. Certainly one of our favourites, alongside the hanging masks that include authentic pieces of copper from the Ketel One distillery.

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Since graduating  from Central Saint Martins in 2014, Jasmin’s work has been on display in various other shows, including the RA London, CCA Glasgow, ICA London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin and Art Cologne Germany. The artist works in London and is nominated for the Villa Massimo Scholarship 2018.

Sarabande are also hosting the exhibition of Tenant of Culture: 1st – 10th June (Private View 31st May) as part of the same Ketel One commission this year.

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