WENDY GAYBBA (b. 1978) obtained the Diploma in Fine Art at the CapeCollege in 2000.
Gaybba has always been an artist doing her own thing in her own time, and she participated in five two-person and 28 group exhibitions since then (including a group show at the Pretoria Art Gallery as a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Competition in 2005) before having her first solo.
In 2013 she decided to fly solo with a large solo exhibition titled I recall a gypsy woman in the Liebrecht Gallery in Somerset West . Her work has a poetic quality to it since she uses the entries and poems in her diary which she carries around on her wanderings as reference material. From time to time she also incorporates some text in her work.
Gaybba teams up with AntheaDelmotte from Piketbergin October later this year in a two-person show in the Liebrecht titled Being There, based on the character Chance the gardener, who becomes Chauncey Gardiner by accident in the 1979 film (adapted from the novella by Jerzy Kosinski). It was Peter Sellers’ tour de forceas an actor and the last of his film’s to be released before his death in 1980.
Life is. 20 x 25 cm. Oil on canvas paper. Wendy Gaybba.