Jazmin Velasco is an illustrator, printmaker and ceramicist. She will be exhibting her work alongside Colin Moore at the Brighton Art Fair.
Where did you train? What did training teach you and what do you wish it had taught you?
My life has been a path of constant learning. While studying graphic design I was already drawing comic strips and cartoons for magazines and newspapers. Then, when I moved to Mexico City while illustrating children books, I started learning painting and printmaking. Afterwards when I moved to London I was still a full time illustrator and studying multimedia. Then I saw an ad in a gallery looking for artists for an exhibition so I quickly made some prints dusting from memory the rudiments of relief printmaking and from then on I became a full time printmaker. In this section of my life I have been learning several printmaking techniques, mostly relief, like lino, woodcut and engraving.
It updates and changes a lot, (as I discover different artists or depending on what I am doing at the moment) right now I see Grayson Perry as a great, great artist, I like his work a lot and the way he thinks.
And I don't see as much cinema as I used to. So when I see a good film I then buy it and watch it again and again. The last one was a nice little film called Beginners, with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer in it.
Oooh, I hate this question. Unfortunately I am a victim of internet procrastination...
Tile Kiln Studio is in the North of London, in Highgate and we are a team of two members, plus a cat. At the beginning Colin had a big press that we used for the big relief prints we do in lino. But I've been accumulating small little presses, including a very heavy proofing press I brought from Mexico.