Jamin (b. 1976, Sydney) is a Tasmanian artist who has worked and exhibited extensively in local, national and international contexts since 2004. He is known for his challenging contemporary approaches to visual art, harnessing and combining the street styles of stencil, aerosol and graffiti methodologies with experimental approaches to develop works that challenge the hierarchies and divisions of traditional frameworks driven by art history and theory. Drawing from contemporary theoreticians the artist’s informed conceptual approaches underpin the experimental material aspects of his oeuvre. His work has been acclaimed through awards, commissions and international residencies, and he retains his commitment to grass-roots community levels of working, where he has worked regularly as a mentor for a cross-section of youth and others interested in extending their interest in street culture.
Jamin has been selected for the inaugural 2018BOAA (Biennale of Australian Art)in Ballarat, and in 2008 was selected for Contemporary Australia: Optimismat the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Brisbane. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Paris; and he was the Artistic Director / Curator of the visual environment of MONA FOMA’s Faux Mofestival from 2015-2017. Jamin is a PhD candidate at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, where his thesis explores connections between camouflage, the non-human and assemblage theory.
Jamin is represented by Despard Gallery in Hobart.