Muerte Mocambicana, Entre circo e Medo, Oil on Canvas
Private Collection, Denmark
This painting called "Muerte Mocambicana Entre Circo E Medo" we bought from Kabriele in Maputo Mozambique in 2007. We had moved to Mozambique without any of our belongings and had been looking for a painting and was therefore very pleased when we were able to achieve this one.
We are now living in Denmark and still enjoying the painting on our wall.
by Inger in Denmark
Manta Ambulante, Mix Media
Private Collection , Denmark
This is a fantastic piece of art. It was on it's way from 2000 to 2009 as Kabriele carried it with her traveling the world. It is a drawing on cotton.
When we have visitors they are always going to see the picture and you will never finish looking at it.
We treasure it highly.
by inger, Denmark
Favelas Oil on Canvas
Private Collection , Ireland
Martin and Ezter, Ireland
My self and my wife met Kabriele in Mozambique where we were first introduced to her work. Our love of her work came with the gift of 2 pictures of a Chimpanzee and an Orangutang that are now pride of place in our kitchen. This introduction lead us when we got home to explore her past work and investigate her website.
In September of 2007 we discovered this amazing panoramic painting of a township and we fell in love with it instantly. Our only dilemma was how we convince ourselves that spending the money was OK. Eventually we decided that i would buy my wife half of it for Christmas and she would buy me the other half for the same holiday. When it arrived we realized we had made the right decision and had now one of the best Christmas presents we had in years, as what we were faced with was so much more stunning than the computer could convey. it now sits as the Central point in our living room and regularly creates deep discussions as people initially see the beauty of the color composition but as they look at the detail a real sense of tragedy and panic develops in the image.
By Martin Barr
Favelas Amoniacadas, Casein on Canvas
Private Collection, Brasil
Favelas Amoniacas is my favorite. I can't really say why. Maybe because of the colors, maybe because it was inspired in images of my country. It is a painting that everybody likes. Favelas are shanty towns, full of poverty, needs, crime, scary places but still with so many colors, life and unlikely happiness. I can't see people in this image, maybe some dogs by the doors and clothes hanging in the lines. Is an empty place, just colorful houses. This is how I would like to see the favelas in my country: empty places where nature took back from man what it owns, the hills and mountains, growing green all around the colorful houses.
Marseille Caos, Oil on Linen
Private Collection, Brasil
Details. This is what most interest me in Kabriele's paintings. Marseille Caos is so full of them that is like a book with many stories interacting in one page. Sometimes it seams too much: “is so heavy” said a friend of mine when looking at the painting. What do you see? - I asked. “Confusion” she said. So that's it! The painting has spoken. Marseille Caos “talks” about the chaos in the cities, crowded, confused, noise, wired, so many paths taking you nowhere.
I was first attracted to Kabriele Rosas' faces and figures in her Mexican and Mozambique series. She paints with clarity and sympathetic emotions in the elongated, and "lost" ones, and shows a family's sense of suffering, as in "Meng's Funeral", where there is a unity of figures, of nuns, perhaps, singing in honor of their departed one. And while there is a simultaneous sense of aloneness and connection, it is clear we are not alone in spirit, as we gaze into her works. Kabriele's expressive use of color and thick line, the impressions of many heads, in repetition, intensifies her eternal message: technology, as we have used it, is killing the jungle, and in turn, destroying our humanity, all for mere empty profit. As we kill nature, we doom the future of humanity. Wake up, and see what you are doing! It's in the faces of Kabriele's work, in every leaf, tree, slum, and city---love and kindness is all we have to give back. Her work offers succor to those who struggle to find meaning in a disenchanted world. There is joy in transformation, in a kind of magic surrealism too, and hope, in vibrant yellows. She "plants" the viewer in the near peasant past; traveling in the path of the sojourner, and impacts us with the blunt fear of an impenetrable jungle---no longer to be feared, but returned to, as an old friend, or lover. I truly feel she paints what I have come to know as the "home of my heart", that is, the world as I feel it now.
Cover for the Book Terracerias by Lola
Es difícil hablar de la obra de K. sin hablar de K y yo. Pues K. y yo tenemos una historia, quisiera decir harto complicada, pero más bien ha sido llena de amor y grandes momentos.
Sus garabatos han visitado mis cuadernitos de notas y han viajado por aquí y por allá. Digamos que desde los tempranos dos mil, mis letras y sus bocetos se han ido oliendo las colas, como caninos en busca del celo perfecto. Y lo han encontrado.
Varios muchos años después, el Brasil de K. se vino a topar con el Brasil de Lo. Y han comulgado en las manos de una tercera para dar a luz a lo que ya no es un cuaderno ni de notas ni de bocetos, sino un libro que lleva en la piel los Monday Mornings de Kabriele y en las entrañas mis Terracerías.
¿Por qué Monday Mornings? Por el placer de ir juntas a los terrenos donde la miseria rasca, para hacerse visible, los últimos desperdicios de esperanza del rico. Nótese que nosotras somos de las que nos hincamos a rascarle y a rascarle hasta encontrar el lenguaje ideal para manifestarnos.
Eso somos K. y yo: una Manifestación (no se pierdan la M mayúscula)
La fuerza de las emociones que genera el relacionarse con la otredad, con esa piel cubierta de telas de color y que nos llevan a vivir profundidades compartidas se reflejan en ésta obra pasionalmente horrorosa y bella por reflejar el alma en conflicto.
Es difícil hablar de la obra Kabriel por que lo que muestra en sus cuadros más se siente que se piensa y cada vez que se admiran las imágenes lo primero que envuelve es un festín de sensaciones e incluso estados de ánimo. Pasan algunos momentos hasta que uno en relidad puede admirar la obra desde el punto de vista crítico... Kabriel es más un ser táctil que inteligible.
Mi experiencia con ""serenata..."" es ambigua y radical, hay temporadas en que no puedo dejar de mirarla, como si fuera a responder alguna duda existencial y en otros momentos es tan reveladora de verdades, que no soporto su transgresión a mi alma y sensillamente la guardo... Las pinceladas contienen tanta fuerza que es imposible no enamorarse hasta el hastío, manchas terriblemente rojas envuelven cuerpos desahusiadamente azules, es como mirar por un espejo momentos de conflicto entre eros y tanatos.