Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Gabiko IoMo has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Gabiko is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Gabiko was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Gabiko’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Gabiko’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.
Skillful in various crafts, Gabiko IoMo — European blend naturalized in Canada (Montreal) — has always practiced art in one form or another. In the last decade, she become a digital painter and built a very consistent portfolio. Her unique technique and style have been rewarded with prizes in numerous art competitions. She participated in an international group exhibition and her paintings are in private collections.
Gabiko paints, by small patches, on black background — sometimes covering it completely, other times creating outbursts of unexpected meanings — where the gloss or roughness of the surfaces bring a touch of realism to the chaos of the abstract. Using only basic old software (and the mouse to draw), she’s playing with volumes and lights, keeping forms in balance and hues in harmony. Everything around — shadows, sounds, perfumes, textures — can inspire her and joyful, vibrating spots of life (ready to be used) fill her insomnia when it is dark outside.
The artworks of Gabiko IoMo — invariably square — are fashioned with exuberant colours and some of them may have a militant message or a hint of irony.
I believe art is essential for humanity: it reflects the mind, the soul and the philosophy of each nation and its expression punctuates the history.
I like everything related to creative activities requiring genius, but what make me vibrate are images. Being familiar with computers, it was easy for me to pass from the art crafts that I practiced for long years to the revolutionary digital art — the more so as when I paint, everything else disappears. It’s only me, the mouse and my subject.
And the subject, I can understand it deeply (since it imposes itself to my feelings). I know exactly how it will look once transferred on canvas: I "see" the whole as if it were ready and framed. It only remains to materialize what had germinated in the imagination. I work nonstop (always following a plan) and my creations are full of colour and joy — strong, sometimes hyperbolic, always honest. It is possible that my art will not please the public, but it will not go unnoticed.
Gabiko’s art can be found on her website.
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