Lasmin Salmon

Lasmin is predominantly a textile artist with a bold and individual style. She creates mixed media sewn sculptures with an unconventional but ordered feel. She frequently develops large numbers of smaller sewn shapes, which grow over time to form one whole piece. Lasmin often explores several ideas until settling on a style she feels connected with, playing with materials, bending and twisting fabrics until the right shape is made. Lasmin then recreates the shape in many varied forms, meticulously constructing each piece with carefully selected fabrics, pulling them through her fingers to ensure they are the right texture, pattern or weight before embarking on a new piece. There is something exuberant and joyful about Lasmin’s work, like a quirky display in a hardware or fabric shop. You get a real sense of pleasure in the materials Lasmin brings together and a love for the chunky yet delicate objects she creates.

Biography

Lasmin’s distinctive textiles work has been exhibited widely through ActionSpace. She has also been selected for multiple external group shows, regularly exhibiting her work in contemporary galleries alongside mixed media and textiles artists. In 2019 Lasmin exhibited her exquisite miniature cushions, alongside detailed photographic projections of her work as part of ‘Assembled Lines’, an ActionSpace exhibition for WAF, the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. In 2016 Lasmin’s ‘Rug’ was selected for the Radical Craft national touring exhibition co curated by Outside In and CraftSpace. The exhibition toured the UK visiting multiple venues including Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales and Tullie House Museum, Carlisle. In 2014 Lasmin was commissioned with textile artist Celia Pym to develop an installation for the Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre. Together Lasmin and Celia developed the ‘Yarn Mountain’ based around their shared love of knitting and invited the public to join them knit from the mountain.

During the pandemic lockdown in 2021 Lasmin revisited her passion for knitting and led weekly ActionSpace social Zoom knit sessions, sharing her prolific knitting practice with ActionSpace’s artist network. The sessions proved a unique moment each week to catch up with friends and share the making process as creative companions whilst each artist remotely developed their own knitting and sewing practice alongside Lasmin. During the sessions Lasmin created multiple, extensive knitting lengths with varied coloured wools, which she has continued to work on now back in the ActionSpace studio at Studio Voltaire.

 

Exhibitions

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