Jasleen Kaur (b.1986 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an artist currently living and working in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines the hierarchy of histories and labour using a range of mediums and methods including sculpture, video, conversation and writing.
Kaur employs the cobbled together as an artistic approach, another way to understand the already-made. Her refashioned objects are based on instinct and resourcefulness, reflecting a hybridity of national custom and reconsidering the realities of materiality, usage and everyday routine. Creating associations between past and present, high and low culture, mass produced and singular, she flattens hierarchies and acknowledges the less visible. A practice centring on tending her relationships with people and her understanding of materials, makes the processes employed as important as the outcomes.
Recent commissions include Glasgow Women’s Library, Market Gallery, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Eastside Projects and Hollybush Gardens. Her work is part of the permanent collection of Touchstones Rochdale, Royal College of Art and Crafts Council. Solo shows include: I Keep Telling Them These Stories (your body as an instrument) — Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2018. The Tending of Something — Solo Show with FCAC, Scotland, 2016.
Group exhibitions include: Daughter of a perpetual foreigner, as part of Art 50 Weekender at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art 2019, Newcastle Artists Housing Prototype Show (curated by Eastside Projects)—Artcore 2019, Derby P is for Portrait—The Art House, Worcester 2019. For more information visit: http://jasleenkaur.co.uk/