Jemisha Maadhavji

Jemisha Maadhavji

LEICESTER, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

About Jemisha Maadhavji

Jemisha Maadhavji is a Leicester, UK based figurative painter who recently graduated from De Montfort University. She explores  individuals from different cultural backgrounds, personalities and gender, through symbolism and narrative. Her work follows a  poetic journey  where she is in search for beauty.  Maadhavji's subject matters are a result of a  huge influence in bold colours and patterned fabric. The subjects often have a personal connection with the clothing due to their culture, profession or solely  because of their personality. 

 

Maadhavji  quotes :"We all think of ourselves as icons in some shape or form, especially in the time of smart phones, social media like Instagram and Facebook  Its become very easy and instant to do so.  We always feel like we want to look like a certain celebrity, by taking selfies and constantly posting on social media. But when do we appreciate our own selves, who we are as individuals?  I am not interested in painting people that everybody knows i.e people that are famous, I am interested in people that are unknown to me, to the world."

 

Education

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Events

The Other Art Fair London Futures, Kingscross, London, 4-7 July

Exhibitions

Collaboration and window display with 'Anokhi' Luxury Indian clothing boutique, Leicester, U.K June 2019

'My Celebrities' Solo exhibition at StudionAme, Leicester,U.K. May 2019

Toru Namekwa Artist Residency at StudionAme, Leicester, U.K November 2018-May 2019

Open Call winner, Delphian Gallery, London 2019

FBA Futures 2019, Mall Galleries, London, January 8th-19th 2019

The Anti Art Fair, Creative Debuts, London October 4-7 2018

Two Queens Graduate Award group exhibition, Leicester November 30th- December 8th 2018

Figurative Art Today: Columbia Threadneedle Prize Award, Mall Galleries, London January-February 2018