“In 2021, a vision transformed me, I woke up and knew how to paint ” – Biba
Biba Logan Irish Intuitive Abstract Artist - Statement-
Nun By The Sea
In 2022, Netflix chose several of my paintings for their TV series “Bodkin”, which chronicles a nuns’ monastery by the Irish sea that transforms into an alternative medicine retreat. One standout moment was the reimagining of “Monk By The Sea”, originally crafted by Caspar David Friedrich in 1808-1810. For the series, I recreated this iconic piece, presenting a nun in the same contemplative stance by the sea, harmonizing seamlessly with the narrative of the show. This collaboration wasn’t just about the visual allure of my work. Many of the titles and themes of my paintings resonated deeply with the storyline, making the inclusion all the more fitting. This unexpected collaboration was a profound blessing for me. The opportunity manifested without my active pursuit, showcasing the wondrous ways in which the light works when we allow it to guide us.
Channelling Hilma Klint
I intentionally channeled the visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, who is widely recognized as the pioneer of abstract art in 1915. As a spiritualist artist, Hilma af Klint ventured into the realms of spirituality, mysticism, and esoteric knowledge, translating her experiences and beliefs into her abstract creations. During this unique experience, I sought connection with her to guide what I should paint at that moment.
This profound connection inspired ‘The Divine Essence Triptych’ and ‘The Order and Chaos Diptych’, evident in the sacred geometric shapes in the artwork. These collections are drawn from mystical and metaphysical realms, capturing the divine energy that permeates all beings, connecting us to loftier dimensions.
In ‘The Divine Essence Triptych’, I delve into the very essence of creation and the cosmic energy dance birthing life. This triptych encompasses three segments, each symbolizing a unique facet of divinity. The first, ‘The Divine Feminine’, uses a horizontal line to capture feminine energy. The second, ‘The Divine Masculine’, employs a vertical line to represent masculine energy. The third, ‘The Divine Nature’, showcases an intersecting horizontal and vertical line forming a cross. Central to this cross is the Flower of Life symbol, an age-old geometric pattern revered for its power and historical depth.
‘The Order and Chaos Diptych’ explores the duality of existence. Through spiritual practices and aligning with our core essence, we find we are the order in chaos. We become the resonating frequency in the midst of surrounding dissonance.
"All artwork is sealed with a Hanko. The Hanko I use bears the inscription 'BIBA' -'BI' symbolizing beauty - and 'BA' - representing wing."
“All artwork is sealed with a Hanko. The Hanko I use bears the inscription ‘BIBA’ -‘BI’ symbolizing beauty – and ‘BA’ – representing wing.”