Fabifa, Self-sufficiency, 2022
gaffa tape, wood panel, 100x100cm, 2022
The artwork depicts a girl in a serene and peaceful state, floating underwater. Her pensive expression is directed upward as if lost in deep contemplation. In her left hand, she holds a jellyfish, cradling it in a way that evokes the image of the Madonna and Child. Her right hand is raised up in a gesture that suggests a light blessing movement.
The girl’s purple hair flows and develops underwater, adding to the dreamlike quality of the artwork. The colors of the picture are dominated by shades of green and purple, which contrast beautifully against the blue background. The overall effect is one of serenity and tranquility, as if the girl is at one with the natural world around her.
The use of color and light in the artwork creates a sense of harmony and balance, emphasizing the idea of a world in which humanity and nature are in balance. The girl’s serene expression suggests a profound sense of peace and understanding, as if she has tapped into a deeper truth about the nature of the universe
- Hasenheide, 34
Born and raised in conservative Belarus, Fabifa discovered a new found freedom when moving to Berlin in 2015. The city‘s open attitude provided a perfect platform for self discovery and reflection which she shows within her art.
Her body of work captures harmonious moments, aiming to reflect her subject‘s sensations and feelings, in a perspective from which she is in control.
A further focal point is Fabifa’s aesthetic preference and perception of beauty. We see examples of scarification, tattooing and clear depictions of Fetish elements all of which trigger positive emotional responses within her.
Fabifa’s material of choice, tape, has powerful connotations to fetish in itself. With it’s shiny, smooth surface it reflects other frequently fetishized materials such as latex or leather. Coupled with her use of sharp, bold shapes and vibrant colors, she visually enhances the way in which she communicates her ideas and perceptions with the viewer.
Fabifa uses tape art as a political protest, as an expression of her personal and sexual freedom. She sees most of her art as a tool of communication that is supposed to raise awareness to political justice, equality and self-expression.
“My work brings up social and cultural questions, by examining traditional, popular and subcultures, notions of freedom and how these influence and form society.
I close the gap between social stereotypes and open new ways for people to perceive different cultures in a globalized world.
Graphic rawness and clarity of lines are delivered through the properties of tape, my primary medium. My preference to this aesthetic was subconsciously influenced by USSR propaganda art and later in life, in stark contrast, by pop and comic art.
Ironically the function of tape to ‘stick together‘ or bond lends itself perfectly in combining two opposing sources of inspiration. Essentially, my purpose as an artist is to embody the tape’s characteristic to make bonds and unite different ideas.
Furthermore my recent color palette has been greatly influenced by Ultraviolet glowing corals and sea creatures in correlation with the urban night life of a modern metropolis.
Human existence and perception are at the center of my work with the exploration of creating a blueprint of the future human.”
Date of Birth: 14/09/1987
Place of Birth: Minsk, Belarus, USSR
BILDUNG 2003 – 2007 Minsk State Architectural College Architect, Architecture
11.02-11.05.2023 - “Hidden emotions”, Mora Mora Gallery, SOLO EXHIBITION, Cancun, Mexico
26.08-17.11.2022 - “GEKAUFTE LIEBE”, Not a gallery, group exhibition, Berlin
17.05-21.05.2022 - TAPE ART CONVENTION 2022, group exhibition, Berlin
01.05-31.09.2022 - GAME OVER 2, group exhibition, Berlin
13.08.2021 - “REFLECT”, group exhibition, FernsehTurm Berlin
01.10-31.01.2021 - GAME OVER, group exhibition, Berlin
29.05.2019 - 02.06.2019 - DUO EXHIBITION, Eigengrau,Berlin
01.09.2018 -13.10.2018 - Monumenta - group exhibition, Leipzig
07.07.2018 -28.07.2018 -Tape Art Convention 2018 - - group exhibition, Berlin
05.07.2018 -06.07.2018 - Millerntor Gallery #8 - group exhibition, Hamburg
18.05.2018 -21.05.2018 -BERLIN MURAL FEST - group exhibition, Berlin
26.04.2018 -29.04.2018 -WANDELISM 2.0 - group exhibition, Berlin
17.03.2018 -31.03.2018 - WANDELISM - group exhibition, Berlin
11.10.2017 - 27.12.2017 - ARTCADEN - group exhibition, Wilmersdorfer Arcaden, Berlin, Germany
1.09.2017 - 11.09.2017 - Stilbruchfestival, Teufelsberg, Berlin, Germany
23.08.2017- 27.08.2017 - Group exhibition for festival “A-part”, 25 rue de la République, Marseille
10.08.2017- 13.08.2017 - Art Festival “The Take Over”, Nau Bostik, Barcelona
17-18.06.2017 – Art Festival “Murales”, SAGE-Beach, Berlin
1.04 – 31.05.2017 - THE HAUS - group exhibitiomn in Urban Art Gallery,Berlin
8.10 - 15.10.2016 – Tape Art Convention 2016 - group exhibition at Neurotitan-Schwarzenberg
1.04 – 17.04.2016 SOLO EXHIBITION "Weissdeutchland" GALLERY "Berlin Art School", Berlin
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