Barbara Evina (Whimarts)

aaimba in conversation with: Barbara Evina
Barbara Evina is a documentary artist, in my opinion. Her paintings are scriptures of her history, upbringing and family occasions. Born in Mbalmayo, a small village in Cameroon. Her mother and her younger sibling moved to France, where she grew up in different French cities. Growing up in France, Barbara witnessed a lot of racism, odd situations with her white counterparts and learned to grow a thick skin. Her artworks are deeper conversations she has with herself and societal conventions. Questioning the status quo, finding her way out of adversities, and moving on with confidence.

aaimba Conversation Part 1

In Part 1, we are talking about Barbara's upbringing, personality, and the way to becoming an artist.

aaimba Conversation Part 2

In Part 2, we talk about the creation process, the ideas and the hardships behind Barbara's artworks.