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Inside the Artist's Mind

Here we take a detailed look at selected artwork from the artist Love Jenkins Art collections and the reasons they were created alongside her inspiration    Click on images below for more details.

The Jigsaw- imprisoned maze (2018) on display at the Curve theatre Leicester
Buddhism Series.jpg
‘Disco-Bling’ (2016) Exhibited with the Celebrity Stars on Canvas in collaboration with the Willow Foundation and Bob Wilson previous Arsenal goalkeeper later Broadcaster.
“Living things” 2018 Mono print series based on science research.
The Provenance Collection (2017) was on display at the THE SHARP GALLERY Brixton, London
KJ Love Kollection (2014) displayed at the Brick Lane Gallery, London
‘The Lovers Series’ (2011) (2013) (2017)
‘The White Swan’ (2015) – Displayed at Blenheim Palace, Oxford. Doctors without borders, Gala Charity event to raise money for the Ebola outbreak
‘Forbidden Sins Collection’ 2014 was on display at the Oxford Town hall in  Oxford 7, 8, 9 February 2014
Postcards to Syria 2017. Collaboration with Artfinder.
‘Dance of the Knights’ was on display at the Casa Batllo Gaudi Museum in Barcelona July 2012
‘The Symphony Collection’- Let the Music do the painting (2012) was on display at New Walk Museum Leicester
‘Pink Fantasy’ (2012) Exhibited at the De Oude Kerk Cathedral in Amsterdam Dec 2014
‘The Black Swan’ (Opera & Ballet) Exhibited New Walk Museum in Leicester 29th April- 26th May 2013
 

The Butterfly Hive (2019)

3D Metal Wall Sculpture

Size = 30" x 30" x 4"

Creates movement, emotion and beauty. There are 216 realistic handmade stencil cut butterflies with One Swarovski crystal embedded near the artist signature of the butterfly wing.

Showing now at the Ashby Museum in Leicester 1st April-June 2019

Installed, Organised & Curated by C. Walton of Ashby Museum

Photography Gregory Jenkins.

Copyright/Reserved of the artist Bali Love-Jenkins.

Article by Joel Ryan.

 

Love-Jenkins created a 3D metal wall sculpture to be displayed at the Ashby museum during the Ashby Arts festival. The artist created 216 handmade stencil cut butterflies using fine plastic. These Butterflies were then embedded in the sculpture to create depth, movement and a beautiful hive of colourful butterflies. Consisting of a variety of beautiful butterflies ranging from Papilio Machaon, Papilio Ulysses, Parantica sita and monarch. The artist created single & double winged butterflies.

 

 Butterflies are deep powerful representing “Life.” Many Cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. In some Christian religion, the butterfly is a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change hope & life

 
 

'The Jigsaw- imprisoned maze' (2018) on display at the Curve theatre Leicester June 11th –July 27th 2018

Installed by Andy Gibbs and Jay Bridges. Organised by director Suba das and Maddie

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins. Curator: Bali Love Jenkins. All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Article by: Joel Ryan

Love-Jenkins created this large-scale piece to be hung near the Ticket office at the Curve Theatre in Leicester. Its comprises of abstract geometric shapes using three complementary  colours of blue, yellow and cool pink. The artist wanted to create a minimalistic statement piece, comprising of eight canvases each of size 36 x 36 inches. With the total size of 144 inches x 72inches. Once hung individually as a jigsaw it formed an imprisoned maze.

The artist inspiration taken looking at the way we handle our everyday thoughts in everyday life.

As Explained:

“When we face a problem or suffering we are experiencing negativity, we can overthink and overwork our minds until we have created a complicated Maze in our minds that we cannot get out. We shut in. We do not know which direction to take. Instead of seeking help. We become introvert or reclusive. The Jigsaw demonstrates this, our mind. Our minds are imprisoned. These Geometric pieces were connected together to create a large Maze.

Some may see this Art piece as inmates in a prison. It not debated by the artist. As Artist Explains:

“Like inmates we too are imprisoned. Not physically but mentally”

 

'The Provenance Collection' (2017) was on display at The SHARP GALLERY Brixton, London.

12th June - 29th July 2017

Art curator & organiser Ana-Maria

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins. Curator: Bali Love Jenkins. All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Article by: Joel Ryan

 

 These pieces were on display at The Wild garden exhibition; the artist created a series of beautiful summer pieces. Collages of butterflies, roses, flowers and gold leaf. The Artist has love for beautiful things and fascinated by the nature God has created. The Provenance Collection inspired by The Holy Bible- Kings James version “Genesis” How God created nature and the story of Adam and Eve.  Genesis is the only part of the bible Love-Jenkins feels connected.

As Artist Explains:

“At the beginning God created a beautiful world, nature and happiness, would our lives been any different if the serpent didn’t arrive?”

This collaboration with the SHARP gallery (unique and innovative project) based in London. SHARP helps patients with mental disorder. Where thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. As the artist works closely with charities she felt these art pieces will help the patients to drift into a world of their own and find their own serene calamity.  Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP), a service based in Brixton working with people with psychosis.

'Postcards to Syria' (2017). Collaboration with Artfinder.

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins. All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Organised by Tatiana Ojjeh and Artfinder.

Article by: Joel Ryan

Two small postcards created for the Children in Syria in refugee Camp to open up on New Year’s Day. To inspire Hope created with Gems. As the Artist Explained:

“I just wanted to bring happiness to the children beautiful souls”

 

'Living things' (2018)  Mono print series based on scientific research

Created at the LPW in 2017

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins
Article by: Joel Ryan


Love-Jenkins created a series of original mono prints based on how science interacts. To illustrate this the artist used stencils and subtle use of printing inks to create something moving, disappearing and evolving. Love-Jenkins used tools such as Litho plate, oil based relief ink on paper.

 

'KJ Love Kollection' (2014) displayed at the Brick Lane Gallery, London May 28- June 8 2014
Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins
Curated by: Brick Lane Gallery
Article by: Joel Ryan


Garden of Love I and II Acrylic & Collage Embedded with Swarovski crystals
KJ LOVE Kollection is a series of paintings expressing “Rebirth”,

unconditional Love without limitations & Pure altruism. Created & inspired

after the birth of her daughter Kabana Love Jenkins (KJ Love)

 

Like the Artist explains:


“Love that is Pure & True,
Love, without a reason to love,
Free from sins like a rose that blossom”

 

The Buddhism Series (2016)

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Article by: Joel Ryan

 

Inspired by the artist research at the Nagarjuna Kadampa meditation centre in Leicester. A centre

for Modern Buddhism. These pieces inspired by the artist journey she experienced when attending

regular mediation sessions at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation centre. As Explained:

 

“To reach a point of peace, the Buddhism teaching begins with the Mind to attain enlightenment and

liberation great effort is needed, by controlling and transforming our minds I believe we can achieve

anything we want”

 

(Liberation, Enlightenment, Wishing Love, Absence of Disturbance, Spiritual 1, Spiritual 2, Beginnings & Samsara)

 

A book recommended by the artist to follow up: “How to understand the Mind” by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

 

 

‘Disco-Bling’ (2016) Exhibited with the Celebrity Stars on Canvas, Maddox Gallery in Mayfair London, in collaboration with the Willow Foundation and Bob Wilson previous Arsenal goalkeeper later Broadcaster.

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Curated by: Julie-Anne Gilburt

Article by: Joel Ryan

 

Artist Love Jenkins created a series of Disco- bling mini sized canvas artwork auctioned off to raise money for the Willow foundation. Willow foundation brings special days to the seriously ill who are between the ages of 16-40 years and live in the United Kingdom.

The Artist collaborates every two years with the celebrities to create stunning artwork, attend private invitation only events and mingle with the high calibre of British Oscar winning actors and well-known artists. We asked the Artist Love-Jenkins the reason for creating original artwork consisting of Sparkly gems and genuine Swarovski red heart crystal. As Explained:

 

“The Disco-bling collection I have created is inspired from the 80’s disco and our love for the ‘bling lifestyle’ of diamond rings, flashy cars and champagne, which I have reinvented into a modern piece of art”

 

Love-Jenkins pieces display sparkle, and a fun element with the wording displayed.

 

‘The White Swan’ (2015) – Displayed at Blenheim Palace, Oxford. Doctors without borders, Gala Charity event to raise money for the Ebola outbreak

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Curated by: Doctors - Emily & Katherine

 

‘Forbidden Sins Collection’ 2014 was on display at the Oxford Town hall in Oxford 7, 8, 9 February 2014

Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

Bali Love-Jenkins meets Vice Lord Lieutenant and representation of HM The Queen.

Curated by: Bali Love Jenkins

Article by: Joel Ryan

 

The ‘Forbidden Sins’ collection consists of four dynamic art pieces drenched in textures and vivid colours expressing emotions. These series of paintings were influenced by the Roman Catholic tradition the seven deadly (cardinal) sins. Love-Jenkins created her own version of only four sins: Vanity, Guilty pleasures, Sweet sabotage and Retribution. In Roman Catholic religion, it states we create a division between God and humans.  We sin in the eyes of God, but humans do not see these as sins but merely enjoying everyday pleasures in our life and protecting ourselves from others.

Love-Jenkins created only four deadly sins, as in her personal experience these are the sins she has experienced or struggled with in her life”

 

‘Dance of the Knights’ was on display at the Casa Batllo Gaudi Museum in Barcelona July 2012
Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins
Curated by Global arts agency
Article by: Joel Ryan

Inspired and created by the artist for her love for classical music. Dance of the knights by Erich Leinsdorf and Sergai Prokofiev first played to her by her dearest artist friend Harold John woods who passed away in the middle of July of 2018, whom also shared the love for this music piece. The artist was inspired to create a dynamic popular art piece, loved by the public.

As Harold John woods was dear to the artist. After he passed away six years later after the creation of this piece. Love-Jenkins struggled to find love for classical music again, as it brings sadness to her heart. As Artist explained:

“When we first sat down and listened to Dance of the knights it brought happiness to our souls, we laughed we talked. Now it only brings sadness and memories of the best friend I lost, If I hear it playing I cannot listen to it, I always struggled with emotions I guess it is a part of life.  Is denying his death easier then accepting it?”

 

‘The Black Swan’ (Opera & Ballet) Exhibited New Walk Museum in Leicester 29th April- 26th May 2013
Organised by: David Rolls
Curated & Installed by: Gregory David Jenkins. All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins
Photographed by Gregory Jenkins & Will from Leicester Mercury. 
Article by: Joel Ryan

Love-Jenkins created these art pieces inspired by the Oscar winning film- The Black Swan and the classical music piece by Tchaikovsky. The artist love for Opera is displayed in the beautiful collection she created. Swans, abstracts and figurative pieces. A magnificent collection full of expression.

 

‘Pink Fantasy’ (2012) Exhibited at the De Oude Kerk Cathedral in Amsterdam Dec 2014
Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins
Curated by: Bali Love Jenkins
Article by: Joel Ryan

 

‘BBC Interview with Bali Love-Jenkins Life & work of the Artist’ (2012)
 Jonathan interviews Bali Love Jenkins on her Solo Exhibition at New Walk Museum Leicester.
Interviewer: Jonathan Lampoon

Full Script and Video available on request. Due to privacy polices

 

‘The Lovers Series’ (2011) (2013) (2017)
Photographed by Gregory Jenkins.  All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins

 

‘The Symphony Collection’- Let the Music do the painting (2012) was on display at New Walk Museum Leicester in May 14th to May 25th
Organised by: David Rolls
Curated & Installed by: Gregory David Jenkins. All Copyright/ Rights reserved of Bali Love Jenkins
Photographed by: Gregory Jenkins & Will from Leicester Mercury. 
Article by: Joel Ryan

Love-Jenkins created this collection solely based on her love for classical music. It is a personal experience. It creates an emotion that the artist can feel without the use of spoken words. The high and low tones of the music pieces are dancing silently within our mind and souls. The bright blues and vivid reds used in the of the Symphony collection paintings express strong movements and dynamic emotions


As Explained:
“Creating Art through human expression, passion, movement, energy and the exploitation through the love of classical music”


The artist favourite artists and music being Ludwig Beethoven, (Moonlight Sonata) George Frideric Handel (Sarabande-Duel)  Erich Leinsdorf and Sergai Prokofiev (Dance of the Knights)