Studio visit with Roseleen Labazacchy for ‘Desire Lines’: a group exhibition featuring four emerging artists from Nigeria and South Africa.
The exhibition, is the culmination of the first emerging artists open call issued by the gallery at the beginning of 2022. The selected artists utilize a variety of mediums and materials to create new meanings and interpretations. Their use of materials are equally as significant as the conceptual underpinnings of their works, as they aim to upend viewers’ expectations and initial impressions.
“In a world rampant with identity crises, I seek to narrate the story of the black woman’s industry and tenacity while retaining her salient charm.” – Roseleen Labazacchy
Roseleen Labazacchy lives in Ibadan, Oyo state. She received her Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) in Fine Art from the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo (2019). Roseleen’s artistry effortlessly captures a seamless amalgam of post-impressionism and neo-impressionism through the dominant reflection of her ultrafeminine tendencies as she tenderly projects the worth and beauty of the African woman. Roseleen’s work has featured in various group exhibitions such as Open Windows, VAV Art Gallery (2021) and Talentila Art Foundation 2021.