Jasmin Sehra studied BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, Illustration pathway, at London College of Communication. Inspired by her family history, she produces colourful work that reflects her passion for music, history and science.
Where are you from in the world?
UK with paternal Kenyan background.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Working high up in the tower block, especially in the evening as the views were amazing. (A bit nerdy but..) Out of class group study sessions made stressful times much more enjoyable. Exhibitions!! And much more!
What are you working on at the moment?
A series based on my most recent trip to California, my family’s Kenyan background and my love for science, history, nature and all things patterned and colourful! And my ongoing hip-hop portrait series.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Music, science, history.
If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?
I would love to collaborate with tribe people. I’ve mentioned that pattern and history provide me with the fuel for my art, to be able to go back to the roots and mix old and new methods of creating would be amazing and with people of a different way of life.
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:
The past few years have been big learning curves. Most recently I travelled to California and my work was exhibited in three shows while I was there. I’m working on pushing my artwork especially my paintings and to establish a brand. More travelling is also on the cards!
What drives you to succeed?
Just the fact that I’m pursuing my passion. The fact that I am able to share my work with people all over the world, of all ages, creeds and colour: unity through art. The idea that the moves I create now will aid in building a lasting legacy.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Make use of all the facilities, workshops and lectures whilst in uni you’ll definitely miss it when you’re gone!