Lady Jay – Jasmine Di Benedetto

Lady Jay – Jasmine Di Benedetto
Portrait of Lady Jay

A complete artist.

These are the first words that crossed my mind when I met Jasmine Di Benedetto, in art Lady Jay.

As I explored her universe a little more, the words changed: a complete woman. But still wasn’t enough to describe what I was feeling and it only took a few more minutes to come up with the real words: a complete human being.

Lady Jay’s journey began at age 5, in dance, and sway her to the most different areas of Culture and Art: Jasmine is an historian, ethno-anthropologist, meditation and personal growth instructor, writer, cultural promoter, visual artist and dancer.

An “anthropomindfulness” life

On the count of being “fascinated by art, human beings, culture and existence”, Jasmine Di Benedetto has perfected her Mindfulness practice and considers her professional goal to disseminate the knowledge she acquired through studies and personal experiences that allowed her to be herself. Her entire self. And this is just a small part of what, perhaps, is her personal goal: the feeling you get when you see her page ( or her YouTube Channel ( is that Jasmine wants to give all her viewers, mere living beings not yet aware of their full potential, the opportunity to live the Anthropomindfulness lifestyle and become consciously human.

To live consciously is to be present with yourself, to act according to conscience, to follow intuition and to feel with the heart”.

Her world in her paintings

The artist’s words seem to rule the entire orchestra that is her universe – and, equally, they seem to take shape in her paintings. With strong colors and brushstrokes that, at first, can bring Expressionism and Cubism to our mind (however, don’t be fooled, her works are infinitely more complex than labels), Jasmine lets all of her (in)conscience explode on the screens – special attention is needed, at this moment, to the painting “SOUL EXPLOSION” (2019).

Having gained some more intimacy with her abstract paintings, it is clear that the artist’s works are an extension of her conscience, soul and philosophy of life – and here it is very important to highlight the works “Who I am?” (2019), “GO(L)D” (2019) and “NASCERE” (2019).

The anthropologist of conscience, as she wants to be known, studies “the human being, society and existence in a holistic approach” and, thus, provokes and invites us to think about what it would be like to truly live free.

We are who we decided to be and the moment we learn to hear the voice of conscience; then yes, the journey of self-discovery begins and so you begin to be totally free, happy and grateful to be able to live your life according to your goals”. When reading these words, I advise you, dear reader, having in mind the image of the painting “MICROCOSMOS” (2020).

Not only paintings: freedom

Beyond paintings, Jasmine takes her Anthropomindfulness and philosophy to the Anthropological Theater; to poetry – highlight for “BEING WOMAN IS A GIFT“; and to the books – it is extremely worthwhile to talk at this moment about “DIETRO LE SBARRE: Antropologia del mondo di dentro” (in English: “BEHIND BARS: Anthropology of the inner world”), where the author/anthropologist addresses the issue of rehabilitation of the prisoner, reconstructing the origin of the prison and the life within it, and proposes awareness meditation as a valid tool for re-education, in order to free the prisoner from the physical and mental cages (which bears an immense resemblance to philosophers like Foucault and Goffman).

Taking all these aspects into account, it is extremely seductive to imagine living the lifestyle that Jasmine offers us:

I learned to live with freedom, aware of my choices and free from the feelings of suffering caused by relationships, events, situations that lead us to consider life as something heavy, losing sight of its beauty and infinite possibilities. If we looked at each other, if we talked, what we would discover is that we all look for something we miss, we all feel the need to rediscover things like: the freedom to express ourselves, the freedom to live, the freedom to be healthy, the freedom to be light and smiling”.

It is very likely that I left out some other incredible sounds that make up Lady Jay’s orchestra. And for that, I ask a profound forgiveness to the readers.

In return, I invite you, dear reader, to explore, for yourself, the unexplainable universe of the artist, author, anthropologist, dancer, historian, ethno-anthropologist, meditation and personal growth instructor, cultural promoter, woman, human being.

Main exhibitions and participations

Rome Art Week 2019
Participation at Rome art week 2019. Collective 2be art. At the "Bauhaus Home Gallery" - Pigneto, Rome. Curator: Ilaria Giacobbi. Exhibition of three works.
Rome Art Week 2019
Project "Art in meditation". Guide to listening to our body with art.
Collective Palazzo Velli - Rome
Contemporary Rome Art Prize Vol 1 - II Edition. Curator: Ilaria Giacobbi.
bePart the largest collective show Ever
Exhibition at the Atelier Montez in Rome. Curator: Marco Crispano.
Oct 26, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
November 2019

Jasmine's Paintings

Little Demon

Little Demon
The painter Little Demon

It is difficult to find the right words to write about Italian graphic artist and illustrator Little Demon. I feel like a child in an amusement park seeing his works and doodles and ideas… Every so sensational and exciting. It is possible to spend hours admiring and feeling a whirlwind of sensations; having a million thoughts per second just entering his portfolio (… Even if for a short period of time.

With clear inspiration in Pop Art, graphic novels and comic books, Little Demon ( plays with “striking colors and vintage textures”. He makes the viewer feel part of a pulp magazine or a detective story from the 50s. Or a superhero comic book.

Logo Little Demon

Incidentally, we consider that the stories of superheroes and antiheroes are increasingly in vogue. Even villains, which are infinitely more interesting and complex. We can see that also in the thousands of Marvel movies that are released annually or in the brilliant TV show The Boys. Little Demon is an antihero himself, acting like a breathe of fresh air in the contemporary art scene. It is worth mentioning at this point the brilliant work Fan Poster (2018); where the graphic artist had the Star Wars saga as starting point. And viscerally gave us a “weird triangle between heroes and villain, body and mind, love and hate”.

Just like in superhero stories, Little Demon, through his alter ego, expose us to his baggage. As a character of the class 1986, in the most vivid and fantastic way: the references to Hollywood cinema and to Pop Culture are recurrent in his works. Maximum highlight at this moment for the fantastic Pulp (2018) and Movie Poster (20187/2019). The last one is a ode to sci-fi cinema and Andy Warhol!

Since we are talking about odes and heroes, the artist’s portrait of Bowie (2018) is the one that bring tears to our eyes. In this masterpiece, Little Demon, with his vibrant colors and striking outline, reveals the singer for what he truly was: “a superhero, an epic man”.

The illustrator describes himself as “open-minded and easygoing person always searching for original solutions And there’s no denying it: Demon is provocative and unique in each and every detail.

He knows that the audience doesn’t survive just of beatings and provocations. But our anti-hero, even in his most personal works, makes the viewer feel like it’s being taken out of inertia. In Valentines (2019) the artist wanted to “to represent LOVE and some implications: blood, passion, excitement, pain, worries”… This mix of sensations is tangible when observing the painting.

At this point I’m sure that the best way to describe Little Demon is citing what the artist himself said about the sublime work he did on Dust Man (2017). There, he was supposed to make a portrait of the writer John Fante. Instead, he ended up transposing the “humanity of his writing style and the simple but visceral words he uses”…

That’s exactly what happens when we come across the Demon’s art: we have no choice but perceive his humanity in the most visceral way.

Luisa Bassoli

From Little Demon’s socials

Little Demon’s paintings

“Jule_itsanartlife” – Giuliana Amorosi

“Jule_itsanartlife” – Giuliana Amorosi
The painter Giuliana Amorosi

The art of Giuliana Amorosi (known as Jule_itsanartlife, ed.), is very introspective. The artist brings back on canvas those who are her most hidden thoughts. Through a true visual poetry, she succeeds in the difficult task of communicating what is actual hidden.

Her painting investigates the human condition and tells her joys and its most intimate ills. A painting that very often rotates around the contradiction between light and dark. A light that is in fact the light of salvation. Its stretches are always very soft. Giuliana tracks on canvas, an extraordinaty melody,

Through an ideal sonnet she tells us different stories. Stories that we must listen in strict silence. Stories that lead us into the world of Giuliana.

A world of thousands shades. Of considerable critical interests in her work “Dissonances”. A work in which the female character becomes the true protagonist of a scene.

Salvatore Russo

From Jule_itsanartlife’s socials

Jule_itsanartlife paintings​