Bianca Nguema – Naa

R38,000.00

Mixed media, acrylic + oil on canvas    40” x 80”   100cm x 200cm

1 in stock

Categories: , SKU: A0218AOCBING07

Description

Esta es mi madre. Pintar este cuadro fue un viaje muy fuerte. Ella murió hace 7 años, cansada de luchar, cansada de la soledad. La verdad que cuando murió me atreví a mirar en sus fotos y a intentar entender quién era ella. En este cuadro sentí su fuerza, su orgullo, su poder. Pintar este cuadro después de su muerte me acercó a ella, y me permitió integrar sus luces y sombras.

This is my mother. Painting this picture was a very intense trip. She died 7 years ago, tired of fighting, tired of loneliness. The truth is that when she died I dared to look in her photos and try to understand who she was. In this painting I felt her strength, her pride, her power. Painting this painting after her death brought me closer to her, and allowed me to integrate her light and shadows.

Additional information

Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 100 × 200 cm

Brand

Bianca Nguema

“I am a painter and despite being born in Barcelona, I consider myself African. My mother was Fang and came from Equatorial Guinea. I arrived in Barcelona aged 12 and was one of the first Black women who stayed to live in the city centre. Through portraits I look for a recognition of the power and strength that emerges from the character in each one of them using colour and brushstrokes in an energetic and visceral way, exploring and drinking their own and shared experiences. I attempt through my work to give a little more dynamism and visibility to this large group which in my country has a clear upward projection but it sadly is still quite silenced. For this, I use pencils, watercolours, acrylics and oil paints, and I love working in large formats."