Jasmine O’Rourke is a sculptural installation artist who collects discarded materials and transforms the objects, redefining their identity and translating a new appreciation for their overall aesthetics.
Jasmine O’Rourke is a British artist born in the UK, 1993. Her practice, roots from a re-imagining of found materials. She goes through a process of collecting discarded objects and creating sculptures with the materials she finds. Jasmine is interested in the history and neglect that discarded objects hold; that they used to have a function to someone in some way. She is concerned in the reconfiguration of shape and overall aesthetics of the objects she finds and translates these forms to create a new lease of life and understanding for them.
There is a sense of exploration and mystery of never knowing what materials she could find next, this process of discovery in her work is a vital part of the creative experience and she is interested in how the objects she finds differ depending on the environment she finds them in. Jasmine’s heart is rooted in the movement of Arte Povera, when artwork was made by essentially ‘poor’ materials, with complete influence from the materials and process, disregarding any other concept. This is a method she uses in her own practice.