This past week, we had the privilege of hosting an event for the talented artist, Jessie Foakes, shortlisted for the esteemed Dubel Prize. Jessie's artistic journey began just three years ago, yet her remarkable precision and creativity, honed through her experience in the tattoo world, have propelled her rapidly in the realm of fine arts. Working predominantly with acrylic and spray paint, alongside unconventional tools like rulers and bread knives, Jessie infuses life into her creations, seeking to stretch the limits of familiar objects and ideas.
Jessie Foakes' art is a testament to her unbounded creativity and her desire to let her imagination guide her. Rather than confining herself to structured approaches, she revels in the spontaneity and joy that the artistic process brings. Her approach is an embodiment of pushing the boundaries of known objects, exploring their essence, and taking them beyond their conventional forms.
The setting for this awe-inspiring event was none other than the elegant Home House, providing the perfect backdrop for Jessie to unveil her complete collection to an eager audience. The panel of judges, her family, friends, and all invited guests were treated to a visual feast of artistry. The atmosphere was abuzz with flowing drinks, live music, and an ambiance that encouraged the appreciation of art in its many forms.
Jessie's work represents a fusion of innovation, passion, and a free-spirited approach to creativity. Her journey is an inspiration to emerging artists, showcasing the power of imagination and dedication in turning dreams into reality. We look forward to witnessing her continued artistic evolution and the impact her unique vision will have on the world of art.
Stay tuned for more updates on Jessie Foakes' artistic development as well as the other shortlisted artists for the prize. Check out more of the event on our youtube channel!