Visual Representation of Women by Stacey Gillian Abe
Visual Representation of Women
Stacey Gillian Abe is an artist, originally from Kampala, Uganda. In her latest work focuses on visual representation, and in particular on the form of a woman. In a recent interview, Stacey stated that her work starts from a feeling, from an emotional trigger. “It is from this that I start developing visual representations of the feeling and the vision that I had in my head into an artwork.” she explains.
Her main model is herself. “I use, for the most part, my own body as a muse in my paintings. These begin from still images that are, in most cases, altered when transferred onto the canvas” Stacey suggests. In fact, she tries to identify the intensity of a woman, as well as any vulnerability of her and does it wonderfully. Moreover, with her work, she attempts to re-imagine the world. “I am able to re-imagine an alternative future where, in these worlds I create, we are free, unapologetic and provocative, taking up spaces and positions only imaginable“.
Stacey Gillian Abe
Stacey Gillian Abe has a BA in Art and Industrial Design degree from Kyambogo University, Kampala. Abe, apart from painting, she also practices photography and installations and creates wooden sculptures. In addition, she has exhibited to several places including New York, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Furthermore, pages like The Independent and The New York Times have featured her visual representation artworks. Her main concerns – equality and identity – are depicted in a remarkable way in her work. In this article her overall work is presented. The result is impressive. Enjoy.