Creator of Original, Innovative, Contemporary Art
Bali Love-Jenkins (previously known as Sangha-Jenkins). Born and grew up in Leicester. Spending the majority of her time in London. In 2001 she worked as a Combat Medical Soldier for the British army. With a Masters in Contemporary Art. An Award-winning, contemporary artist, poet, author and designer. Known for creating innovative collections of original artwork, that break boundaries and expressing her journey through art. Bali won the Crystal Awards in 2016 for being the most inspirational artist of the year, Top selling artist and known for fearlessly for winning art contracts directly herself. Interviewed by the BBC on her Life and work as an artist. In 2013, she was invited by the National portrait gallery to give an insight on the traditional paintings. In 2017, she did research for the Derby museum in World Cultures. Alongside studying, Art trafficking, Art crime and Museum Studies.
Since 1998 with over two decades of art, Love-Jenkins has used a multiplicity of practises. Extending from painting, installation, sculpture, and line drawing to explore what art really is. In 2017, she decided to explore Printmaking, at the Leicester Print workshop where her love for creating original mono prints allowed her to become more playful in her work and escape the use of traditional art methods. Bali has found printmaking at LPW to be an exciting way for her to escape and experiment with different ways of stencilling to create collections of mono-prints based on abstract objects & shapes. Bali prefers a method that is simple and uncomplicated without overthinking the result, allowing her to have the freedom to be spontaneous. Her first Mono-print series in 2017 titled: “Living Things” based on her research on science was revealed later in 2018.
Love-Jenkins Love for Art developed since at the age of 20 where she had a carefree view of the world and her rebellious nature allowed her escapism through her Art. She would draw and illustrate the world in a distorted format. Here her interest in abstraction began. Love-Jenkins knew with abstraction she could play with images around and no one could really know what she was feeling, tell her what to do or create. It was hidden form of private expression for her. Through Art, she knew there was no boundaries and no restrictions. She could be as disobedient as she wanted. Some of her earlier drawings and illustrations have been lost and only some are stored in her London studio.
Her ultimate aim is to experiment freely and break boundaries in her art. Her work is Influenced by the study, observation and research into human emotions - the movements, energy and interaction we have with the objects around us. Mentally & physically. Her ultimate destination is to figure out why we experience mental and physical issues in our lives. Is Life all-imaginary? Through her collections, we can endeavour to see this.
Love-Jenkins displays her art in a hidden form-not disclosing all to the viewer. Explaining:
"Art is an emotional, uncontrollable state of mind within itself; we are fighting a battle that's a continuous war”
What is the True meaning of life? Where does our lives lead us? Do we have an afterlife? Why do we have so much self-ego, what do we have to prove to others in society? As the Artist Explains:
“After Self-ego disappears as we age we become less self-absorbed and start living our true path to happiness we are no longer living for others or an illusion”
Through challenges and private personal experiences, Love-Jenkins works covertly in her studios. Which she often refers to as the ‘Art Lab’ of scientific experiments where she can play with her ideas Avoiding unnecessary negative distractions and that hinder her progress. Uninterested in what others artists are doing focusing solely on her own art.
“Social Media was the greatest thing ever. Now it is the worst thing ever invented for the use in art”
Since 1998, Love-Jenkins has had a numerous amount of solo and group exhibitions, which have taken place worldwide. Love-Jenkins first became known in 2001 at the Art of Giving charity event at Saatchi gallery with one of her pieces on show, the Leicester City gallery and then entered the Saatchi to selfie in 2017 as part of a fun art element in her journey. Some of her famous collections have been exhibited in the most prominent Museums such as New Walk Museum, where she had three solo exhibitions with the popular “Symphony collection”- Let the music do the painting” (exhibited in 2012) -inspired by the artists love for classical music, such as Handel and Beethoven. All which sold out within a few months of displaying to a particular art dealer who loved all the pieces. Inspired by the classical music Tchaikovsky. Over two decades of art the artists has showcased internationally including her being invited to Blenheim palace (Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess ) “Doctors without borders” charity Auction Gala event where her piece “The White Swan” was proudly auctioned off to raise money for Ebola.
Selling her work to private and corporate clients worldwide. Some of Bali’s other exhibitions have been Casa Batllo Gaudi museum in Barcelona, De Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, Ashby Museum, New York city, Dubai, Hong Kong, Miami Book Fair and Blenheim Palace charity including her being invited by the Celebrity stars on canvas every two years to mingle with the celebrities which was another breakthrough for the artist in her art. Where she had the opportunity to meet John Hurt and other high calibre of celebrities. Attracting more art buyers investing in her art.
In 2013 series of children’s book emerged by the artist and which were shown at the Miami book fair. In 2018, she then released her art book ‘A Decade of Art’, which includes work of the artist, illustrated with over 170 colour plates and thought provoking quotes.
Love-Jenkins lives and works privately in her art studio based in Leicester & London. Selling her artwork to private and corporate clients, escaping abroad few times a year with her husband and daughter to enjoy the cultures and cities around the world.
To see her complete immaculate collections of entire artwork in date order (Please Refer to “Inside the Artists Mind”) on the website.
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