21 Feb - 28 Mar
Step into the creative and colourful world of artist Jessy Plant as it inhabits the upstairs gallery here at Prema. In Jessy’s creative practice colour and emotion converge for a captivating journey through synesthesia (a phenomenon in which a person experiences one of our senses through another – for instance hearing music but seeing shapes or hearing words but sensing colours). Her collection of abstracts provides a living journal of sensory experiences, offering a unique glimpse into Jessy's vibrant perspective.
Her exhibition at Prema unveils three collections, evolving since 2019. The first two immerse you in Jessy's constant sensory input, showcasing the dynamic evolution of her art. In the third, and newer series, "I am," (inspired by the 2020 lockdown) Jessy delves into the emotional connection between individuals and their bodies. "I am" looks to heal the disconnect between the physical self and internal experiences, offering a new perspective of our bodies.
Originally from Brighton, Jessy relocated to Stroud after earning her Fine Art degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2017. Beyond her roles as gallery manager at Lansdown Hall & Gallery and in administration at SVA and The Sub Rooms, Jessy passionately and devotedly continues her artistic practice from her spare room studio.