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."
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
The Other Art Fair London Futures, Kingscross, London, 4-7 July
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