Bibi Euse was born and raised in Colombia. Since 2010 she lives in Ghent, Belgium. In her childhood she spent a lot of time in the mountains surrounding Medellín, especially on her grandparents’ coffee plantation, where the rich diversity of the tropical Andes’ landscape left a profound impression. These memories resurface in her work of recent years, as a way to reinforce the bond with her motherland, and inspired by painters such as Séraphine Louis and Henri Rousseau.
Her photos are characterised by an aestheticising and melancholy vision, filled with desire for an Edenic place and time that seem at once very distant and uncannily close by.