Gabriela Avila-Yiptong transfers her impressions of Mauritius, near the Tropic of Capricorn, into dripping vespers and errant line. Distorting photographic references, she composes fictional scenes where borders and margins are lost. Chemical colour auras radiate in a suspended time.
GABRIELA AVILA-YIPTONG is an emerging visual artist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa with a specialization in painting. Her work explores and combines landscape painting and abstraction to talk about her experiences with landscapes that resonate with her in a subliminal way. She often refers to images she has taken of the landscapes in Mauritius and Venezuela and combines them with found images of landscapes that she connects with on a visual level and uses these collages to create these works. Gabriela received First Prize in Painting through the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship in 2015 and has recently exhibited her work at Galerie Art Mûr in Montréal. In addition, her work is part of several private collections. She continues to live and practice in Ottawa.