In the dreamlike world of Bibi Davidson’s paintings one discovers a vision inhabited by intriguing figures who seem to link aspects of shared childhood experience with the knowledge and humor of an adult. Davidson’s realm is joyfully whimsical as the mysterious and compelling story of her characters develops across her creations. “What I really want is to amuse people, so they would know that we can all look at our life with a sense of humor, or we’ll all die with sorrow,” she explains. Davidson builds her lyrically narrative works in oil paints on wood panels which have been gessoed and sanded to a smooth, polished finish. After drawing in her compositions she applies a rich base of yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and phthalo blue-green, developing a depth of shadows before adding fluidly thin layers of red, blues, and greens.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Bibi Davidson currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA where she is actively involved in the Ten Women Co-Op Gallery. She has also exhibited at a number of other galleries.