Lola Jiblazee "Mitch in BK"

Lola Jiblazee "Mitch in BK"

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Lola Jiblazee "Mitch in BK" 2020

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions 46 x 56 in

Signed on Recto, includes certificate of authenticity.

Lola Jiblazee is a New York based artist from Tbilisi, Georgia. She primarily works with acrylic paint and digital forms to create her art. Influenced in her formative years by strong female role models during Georgia's Civil War, Lola developed a passion to echo the empowerment of women. Her career in the art scenes of Brooklyn and Manhattan's Lower East Side reflects her commitment to continue focusing on the issues that represent her. Lola has participated in numerous international exhibitions including “CENTENNIAL: She” curated by GCCA and the New York State Museum, Patricia Field’s ArtFashion, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE curated by Indira Cesarine at The Untitled Space, Frida Kahlo House at Satellite Art Fair powered by Frida Kahlo Corporation & Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology & History, and Galerie P38 during Paris Art Week 2019. In 2019 she debuted as a performance artist for “Not Buried but Waiting” a film by Marguerite Van Cook for Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

In her latest series "True World Story" by Lola Jiblazee explores hope, love, and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolated during the lockdown, Lola turned to social media and has asked her followers to share their positive quarantine stories. Those stories helped Lola to fight off her own anxieties. Lola grew up in the Republic of Georgia in the nineties during a Civil War. She had been under curfew and isolated, went without water and electricity, and was separated from loved ones for months. Those experiences greatly affected how she viewed the world. She struggled to overcome the PTSD that ensued but the experiences also made her stronger. Through her artwork, she attempts to convey how others can find joy in simple things which can help overcome tough times and remind people how beautiful life can be.

Mitch, Brooklyn, New York: "I work on things I never had the opportunity to work on because of the busy lifestyle of New York City. I wrote a to-do list of goals to accomplish reading books, fixing my credit, improve my health, file for LLC Etc. A few weeks into the quarantine my grandmother suddenly passed away, two days later my stepdad fell ill with COVID-19. I was scared that I was going to lose another family member. After weeks of nursing him back to health, We got lucky my stepdad made a full recovery. The murder of George Floyd happens and sparks national protest. Still in the process of quarantining for two weeks because I was exposed to my stepdad. I wanted to protest but I couldn’t leave the house. I figured the best way I can be helpful was to start posting. I notice there was a lot of misinformation being spread around and figured I can be best helpful if I am collecting information vetting the information. Then make it available for my community. Just like in "The Matrix" Neo had an operator and I figured I can be the operator for everybody protesting."

Learn more about Lola Jiblazee's artwork and exhibitions on our website.

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