Gisèle is a Congolese (DR) born and UK based artist. She did her foundation degree in Fine Art Skills and Practices as well as her BA (Hons) Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins, London.
Much of her inspiration originates from her experience of living in several countries (Congo DR, Belgium, France and the UK) and having a multilingual background (Swahili, Lingala, French and English). Hence, issues of identity are of great interest for her.
As a former singer, Nzolameso is immensely moved by music. She is also interested in issues concerning Social equality, which has extended in Nzolameso’s involvement with the design and execution of community-focused projects.
Gisèle states that her practice: “explores the themes of identity, gender, poverty, exploitation and social justice. I invite my audience to confront rather than escape the reality of socio-political issues. In an ambiguous manner at times and sometimes in a more direct style of representation, I aim to give viewers subject for thought and discussion. I believe mixed media helps convey a different perspective over issues that are arguably accepted as commonplace. That is why I work in a wide variety of media including, but not limited to, performance art, digital photography, collage and painting.”