About the Artist
BiBi is a young and emerging artist, proud of her African inheritance. An autodidact, schooled by life, tradition and a variety of private tutors. Whilst travelling used to be a way of surviving, it evolved in a way of exploring communities. That is why travelling is often an important theme in BiBi’s work. BiBi is combining different styles. She’s working with oil and glue on canvas, with ink or… with every material that fits her creative boost of the moment. Her work is difficult to describe with only a few words, it varies from traditional to modern African, from semi-abstract to abstract or symbolic, from rough to extremely elegant. But… always colourful in a relaxing way.
Although BiBi’s art is unique in many ways, characteristics of many of her works can be defined as Archetypal Expressionism. BiBi integrates traditional African symbols and archetypes in many of her concepts.
“Archetypal Expressionism lies between the two major paradigms of contemporary art, the figurative and the abstract. It represents the spiritual quest for common cultural roots beyond the tragic accidents of history. It is a fascinating approach to rediscovering that Tahiti of our collective memory through the shapes and the exotic figures of our inner lives. It is art suspended between the real and the imaginary, and it needs rigor and mystery, arithmetic and lyricism, simplicity and paradox.” (Constantin Severin, 2008) For examples, please check the gallery or the videos below.
Looking for African Art in Dubai, Europe, the US, Africa or the UK?
BiBi stands for African art with a feminine touch and some Arabic and European influences. So if you are looking for African art in Dubai, or for an African artist exhibiting worldwide (in Africa, US, Europe or the UK), please click here to contact BiBi, or here to read more about her exhibitions, or find more information about BiBi and her work on her facebook page. African Art with a feminine touch! Enjoy…