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The Circle of Life Project Art Exhibition

The Circle of Life Project
This is an artistic project started in 2017 when I did a painting to help a dear friend in distress to see the beauty of her life and eventually give her a feeling of calm, joy and hope for the new step of her Life.
I then realized that the work I have been started was all related, past, present and with a constant, common theme: horizontality-verticality, balance, inner calm that transcends time and space.
I believe we all have two sides of ourselves: what people can see and our inner selves the other side.
My paintings are about a journey in this inner self; sometimes full of light, sometimes a bit less but always with a soft melody. Surprisingly, it gives way to moments of calm and harmony.

Gisèle Tchitchiama
(signature Somboho)

Gisèle Tchitchiama is a French painter and collage artist currently based in Hong Kong. She registered as a member of la Maison des Artistes de Paris in 2004. Her 2003 debut exhibition “Presences rassurantes”, was held in Paris to great critical acclaim. Since 2005, moving to Hong Kong, Gisèle has held many solo exhibitions and published two titles featuring her illustration works.

Contrary to her background in law, Gisèle’s works display a kind of emotional frankness that defies the argumentative rationality the law experts. Such immediate expressiveness is often bathed in the wonderful mix of colors found in Gisèle’s world, in which effaced faces abound, especially that of women’s, whose elegant fluidity is reminiscent of the original mother figure. Their facelessness suggests a realm of pre-conscious universality, a kind of love underscored by their similarity to the mother-and-child figure.
Perhaps it is their dreamlike quality that allows the viewer to peer the deep connection Gisèle’s works have with her psyche, and our psyche, the dwelling place of the ancient human desire for love, for bonding, and for the beautiful. Such yearning, true to all men, transcends gender and race and manifests itself in the purest form in Gisèle’s works.


Solo exhibition, Light up the other side, “An evening of French Culture” invited by the Hong Kong Banker’s Club, Hong Kong

French International School Gala Charity Auction.

Epic Art Life Charity Auction & group exhibition, Central, Hong Kong

Affordable Art Fair, Convention Center Tavernart Gallery, Hong Kong

Art around the world group exhibition at Ethos Gallery Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

Epic Art Life Charity Auction & group exhibition Central Hong Kong
May- Painting workshop for GM Conference of Peninsula Group at the Verandah Hong Kong

Solo exhibition “Brushing your senses” at the Verandah Hong Kong

Painting workshop for GM Conference of Peninsula Group at the Verandah Hong Kong

Solo exhibition “Formes & Lumières” at Ethos Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo exhibition “An evening of French Culture” invited by the Hong Kong Banker’s Club, Hong Kong

Solo exhibition “De Sources et de Vies” at Culture Club Gallery, Central, Hong Kong
Publication of Art book “Et tu es là”

Arts cards for:
The Bookshop, Hong Kong,
Dymocks Hong Kong,
G.O.D, Hong Kong

Solo exhibition “Du bleu au trait” at Régis B
Solo exhibition at Golf Club Tourism board, Le Chambon- sur –Lignon, France

Arts for Le Bon Marché, Paris, France

Work displayed at Galerie La dune Château d’Oléron, France

Solo exhibition, “Présences rassurantes” Saint Germain-en-Laye, France

• Commissioned works by private collectors, company.

• Awards

“Women painters in Congo”, group exhibition, Espace André Malraux, French Embassy, Republic of Congo, third prize, 1994

• Press
Time Out Hong Kong 9/22/2011 & 12-25/2011 Trait d’Union, November 2011, September 2010, Le Progrès September the 13th 2010, Imprint Women in Publishing Society, HK annual anthology 2010-2013

Presented by
9 - 26 May 2019
Culture Club Gallery
15 Elgin Street, Central
Free Admission





Association Culturelle France - Hong Kong Limited

27/F, 1 Des Voeux Road West
Sheung Wan