Her name holds a heavy, dark and aggressive connotation; her canvases are large and demanding of your attention; taking this intensity of feeling and the extensity of her art form together, it’s clear that Yasmina Vulgarity is an artistic wonder in Sheffield.
The size of Yasmina’s pieces allows you to lose yourself in their fluidity and colour. But as you trace the image in its specific detail, from focus to focus, you can see the level craft and artistry in the work.
Yasmina cites her influences as being the enigmatic Tim Burton and the imaginative Heston Blumenthal; the characteristics attributed to her influences are reflected in her own work. On her page, her work is described as:
“Yasmina takes her passion for the dark, macabre, historical, tropical, natural and curious to create colourful drawings, paintings, collages and prints from a miscellany of materials, for your amusement and pleasure… Yasmina currently works from her theatrical studio space in Leeds, where she uses fabrics, paint, found objects and drawing to explore her love for colour, pattern and surface design on a grand scale. Inspired by natural curiosities, food and history, Yasmina creates nostalgic and intriguing images of the world we live in.”