Every once in a while, one stumbles upon a visual piece of work that leaves you wanting to know about it’s creator and whether their personal experiences inspired their work. Zambian-Congolese visual artist Evelyn Kalubi states that ““I am inspired by color and form primarily. I also have a great focus on politics, racial identity, sexuality and fantasy in my work”.
” I was born during the early 1980′s in Kitwe, a small city in northern Zambia located along the border to the Democratic Republic Congo. My unique African family has definitely affected my understanding and perception on life, music, design, fashion and, of course, art. Our family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where I spent the early portions of my life. Living in the United States proved to be a trying time for my family and myself. It was during this time the pervading concept of understanding my identity and my place in the world began to assume its place in my thinking”.
“One of my goals is to open a production firm that sponsors artists, musicians, poets, and expose them to audiences around the world. I would also like to do more philanthropic work for African women throughout the African Diaspora to remind them of their beauty and significance in this world”.