Today we’d like to introduce you to Bibi Davidson.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My work inhabits an alternative, through-the-looking-glass universe I use as an escape from my history. Focusing on the fluidity of identity, the characters within my work are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of my life as a child. The girl in the red dress stands in as my alter ego and as a symbol of my inner turmoil. Landscapes, particularly water, are threatening elements that can be soothed by the intensity of color. I favor symbolic, saturated colors and thick line-drawing, evoking stained glass, graphic novels, and folkloric fairy-tales.
In this body of work, I use a bolder palette and move into sculptural assemblage and installation, intensifying the hyper-stylization of my earlier work. Recent experiments introduce 3D elements into the 2D space to emulate pattern and adornment, especially within the landscape elements. I use repeating shapes and distorted motifs in the form of various 3D objects such as wooden dowels, nails and buttons. My perspective on identity is through a filter of eccentricity celebrating the choice to be strange, to be different to be your own ‘other.’ This allows me to inject elements of humor in my work when the autobiographical, interpersonal and broader social commentary get too.
Please tell us about your art.
I make narrative surreal work telling stories about myself, feminism, gender confusions, animals I love and live with and bad politics.
I am trying to have people relate to the seriousness of my subjects and to be amused by my images. I add 3D elements to my paintings, painted or found objects.
Art emerges from my heart and my head, I am not following a certain genre in the art world. I am trying to communicate with my fellows creatures.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
The role of the artists has not changed basically, artists has always painted their feelings about life around them, horrors happening in the world, rebellious and criticism about bad politics and events of their time.
However, time became more intense, communications and information are faster and easier as technology progress.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work on my website www.bibidavidson.com, on Facebook – Bibi Davidson, on Instagram – bibidvidson and in my studio at Beacon Arts Building, 808 N. La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302. Once a year we open our studios in November every year, shows are announced on the social medias.
I show in various galleries through the year, announcements are posted in the social medias and art venues.
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