Jessica Albarn artwork for sale and artist biography
Jessica Albarn is known for her beautifully detailed fine line drawings that feature insects and geometrical forms across paper, glass and wax. Her exquisite work focuses on ecology and the renewal of life, celebrating the small and endangered. At the heart of her practice is the idea of the meadow; how it is symbolic to us as a place of peace and serenity, and where life is pl...ayed out in all its beauty and brutality. Her fascination with insects began when peering through a microscope at dead insects in her London studio. This experience led her to the lanes of south Devon to create a meadow, and capture some of its richness and vibrance in a series of artistic adventures. Jessica’s collaborations include Helmut Lang NYC for their ‘Spiderling ‘ collection. The collection took her spiders to Tokyo, to participate in a 3 day live drawing event. More recently, the artist has collaborated with Nick Powell (Musical Composer and sound designer) for her stop Motion Films ‘Creation’ and ‘Life after Death’ the latter of which was shown at her solo show at the Jealous gallery this year. Albarn has exhibited extensively and has two books published featuring her work- ‘Bee-headed’ and more recently a children’s book ‘The Boy in the Oak’ a dark fairy tale which she also wrote.