Jamiyla Lowe creates grotesque and bizarre imagery through finely detailed ink drawings.
Focusing on antiquated practices once prevalent in sideshows, circuses and ritual, Lowe explores the macabre and often unrealized relationships between people and creatures. Depicting a startling accurate and darkly humorous portrayal of the human condition, Lowe’s apt observations create theatrical images that explore the ongoing tendency of humans to inject cruelty and humiliation into various forms of living and entertainment. Originally from Montreal, Lowe is a graduate of the OCAD illustration program and currently lives in Toronto. She has been collaborating with Narwhal Gallery since 2009.