Presentation by Artist Artlisia Bibbs on Popup Research Station CAFE

"Art is Business"

My Background
 Visual artist, Artlisia Bibbs, captures life's journey through bold, colorful expression.

Her Dadaism, Pop Art, and Figurative Art style involve creating "from the heart," letting her present moment of awareness form the process of creation.   

Artlisia is a native of Mississippi but has been proud to call our Nation's Capital, the metropolitan Washington DC area, home for the past 30 years. Surrounded by creative influences throughout her life, her mother, a crafter and artist, exposed her to the arts and creativity at a very young age.

Artlisia is a self-taught collage artist, painter, and sculptor who regularly creates privately commissioned color and theme-inspired works of art for clients like The Links, Inc.; Ingram Design Group; Michelle Bailey of Black Entertainment Television; John Houston of Whitney Houston Entertainment, and many others.

                                           My Inspiration

   Dadaism is my current inspiration. Dadaism is an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (c. 1916). Dada emerged on the New York art scene around 1915 and flourished in Paris during the 1920s. Dadaist activities lasted until the mid-1920s. 

Dadaism developed in reaction to World War I; the Dada movement consisted of artists who rejected modern capitalist society's logic, reason, and aestheticism, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality, and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. The art of the movement spanned visual, literary, and sound media, including collage, sound poetry, cut-up writing, and sculpture. In addition, dadaist artists expressed discontent toward violence, war, and nationalism and maintained political affinities with radical left-wing and far-left politics. 

Artists are the storytellers of their time. In this time of Post Trump, January 6th Commissions, and the overthrow of Roe vs. Wade, Dadaism inspired me to think outside the box in style and to keep a sense of humor during these very dark times in American history. I hope you enjoy each image as much as I enjoyed creating them. I laughed a lot. Enjoy...

August 29, 2022, |Art and Activism