- April 2, 2020
Bifido is an artist who uses art to create a strong impact on social issues such as war, violence, capitalism, religion and childhood. He is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program.
Bifido’s work seems animated by a game instinct that is in the world as a builder of sand castles by the sea: he creates, the sea destroys, he again creates. Compound images involve things that happen in the world or socially significant attitudes. He usually portrays children. This choice is not accidental: the child, like the animal, represents the other, what can never be totally absorbed because it escapes the codifications. A child, however obedient, retains something elusive not yet decided, which lingers on the threshold of the possible. The humanity of his works is sad and problematic but preserves the possibility that things are different.