Lola Jiblazee "Our Story (Flag)"

Lola Jiblazee "Our Story (Flag)"

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Lola Jiblazee "Our Story (Flag)" 2020

Print, Archival Ink on Paper
Dimensions 24 x 40 in (Limited Edition of 4) or 12 x 18in (Limited Edition of 15, Also Available Framed 18 x 24in)
Signed on verso includes a 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" 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.
"...The beginning of HER STORY became OUR STORY. It all starts at home, from the mother that raises her child to be proud of its ivory skin and heritage, to the mother that has to give her black child “the talk”, the one about what to do when faced with the unjust arm of the law. It’s when those two women meet, and come to the understanding that they are both MOTHERS - who only want the best for their children, is when this war will finally be won, until then, we will yell the spell of change into the winds, and this will be the flag we wipe our tears with, until it becomes the one we champion in triumph.” - Osvaldo Chance Jimenez
Learn more about Lola Jiblazee's artwork and exhibitions on our website.

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