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 digital artists based in Canada. Gabiko was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 20th 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 over 350+ 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 images that were submitted to this competition.
Gabiko IoMo has always been fascinated by art and, skillful in various crafts, she practiced it successfully in one form or another, from an early age. In the last decade, she replaced the brush with the mouse — the result is just as spectacular — and, as a digital artist, she built a substantial portfolio.
She does not use sophisticated tools — only MS Paint and Jasc Paint Shop 9, in an old XP. She prefers to be the person who does the job, not the machine. Since she wasn't taught, but "invented" computer graphics, she does everything her own way, playing with volumes and lights to keep forms in balance and nuances in harmony.
Gabiko’s paintings are, invariably, square in shape, made with vivid colors and tinted, quiet often, with a drop of irony. Transferred on canvas, they are highlighted by a black floating frame. She just started my journey (from anonymity to light) as a digital artist — her background of expos and memberships in the field is very limited — but she has two mini-galleries that you can visit online. Please find them listed below.
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 art — music, dance, literature — but what make me vibrate are the paintings. So it was easy for me to pass from the art crafts that I practiced for long years to the art assisted by computer. Easy because, when I paint, everything else disappears — it’s only me, the mouse and my subject. And the subject, I can feel it. I know exactly how it must look once transposed 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 any element around — vistas, textures, sounds — can inspire me. My creations are full of colour and joy — strong and sometimes hyperbolic, but always honest.
Painting is my pleasure, my life — without my art, what am I?