The work of Bambou Gili (b. 1996, New York) explores social maladaptation, solitude, humour, resistentialism, racial prejudice, enantiodromia and uncertainty in places of comfort. Using a range of contemporary and historical sources, including animation and 16th and 18th century portraiture, Gili’s work combines various painting styles, a cerulean colour palette and figures to create personal, found and imagined landscapes.
Gili lives and works in New York. She has earned a BA in Psychology & Studio Art from the New York University. Her work has been presented at Arsenal Contemporary, NY (2020), Monya Rowe Gallery, NY (2020), PUBLIC Gallery, London (2020), Wallplay, NY (2019), The Commons at The Barney Building, NY (2018).