Meet Gabiko IoMo, she is an an inspired digital artist who recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to fulfill her dreams as an artist. You can also find some of her art examples over at:
1. So what got you interested in art?
I have always enjoyed drawing and I have always used my hands and my mind to create things that are akin to art – most often, as a second occupation (my academic background has not much to do with aesthetics in the proper sense).
However, in spite of this attraction and thousands of sketches, I always avoided a serious commitment toward sheets and color pencils (out of shyness, I think). But computers becoming more and more mainstream changed everything. I learned by myself how to use them and I started to get more serious about drawing.
2. What drives your inspiration and what keeps you ambitious?
Everything could be a good subject for a work of art, but I prefer elements coming from nature and I like ordinate geometric compositions based on helter-skelter forms and colors. I adore drawing, painting, and playing with effects – It’s more than a passion, it’s a necessity.
3. What got you interested in launching an Indiegogo campaign?
I always dreamed to have my art gallery or, at least, participate to exhibitions, but I never knew if my artwork deserved attention. Now, I am sure. It’s original, intriguing, expressive, aesthetic. It is possible not to like it (it is also possible to despise my technique), but it will not go unnoticed.
It’s the reason I wish to break free from anonymity by exhibiting my work. I also wish to use an unusual support for my renders, but, first, I need to run some tests (if is feasible, I could even fill a patent). Unfortunately, I don’t have the necessary means neither for exhibition nor for testing. I don’t even have a proper artist website (I use the services of Fine Art America, lost in the ocean of other unknowns).
I found the IndieGoGo site by accident and I wanted to try.
4. How are you promoting your Indiegogo campaign, what has worked for you so far?
I’ve tried an email campaign, but the conversion rate is close to zero. I also tried YouTube, Twitter, Flicker, Craigslist – but, because I am not very well known, I didn’t get many results. It is not enough to just have talent, someone must spread the word to others, open theirs eyes. I haven’t found my art-angel.
5. What are your future goals for 2014 and beyond?
I’ll continue to create – my art is my life, my pleasure, my duty. I must follow my passion – without it, what am I ? But when your means are limited, your goals stay limited too …