Jasmine Pradissitto is a physicist and a painter who sculpts and creates installations in plastics, light, metal, and geopolymers, embracing the dual worlds of the Scientist and Artist.
Described as ‘holograms you can touch’, her sculptures in new and discarded plastics, change in colour as the observer moves. Inspired by nature, the human condition, and scientific breakthroughs, forms are melted and reshaped from plastics using an innovative process she has developed, as a commentary on an unsustainable, increasingly Anthropocene world slowly being reshaped by the things we consume and then disregard. She is also now working with nitrogen dioxide (NOX) absorbing geopolymers, to create public art that not only builds awareness about the diminishing air quality in our burgeoning cities but also helps to clean the air of the very particulates that are responsible for the resultant respiratory illnesses from such progress.
Based in South London and represented by MTArt Agency, she has a Ph. D from UCL on the quantum behaviour of silicon in fibre optics and has studied fine art at Goldsmiths College and Sir John Cass. As well as an artist, she has spoken publicly extensively on the of power creativity, innovation, and connective thinking to engender change. Through her work, she seeks to find an ethical framework for our progress, in which our history seeks a common link with an accelerant 21st Century renaissance by remembering the things that are best about being human; empathy and compassion for each other, our planet home and the fragile biological web of life, of which we are only a small part.