97 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2021
Bahati Simoens is an independent female artist born in Munanira (Burundi, 1992) from Belgian and Congolese descent, currently based in Ghent (BE). Bahati creates vibrant figurative paintings, heavily inspired by her African heritage. Her work centers around bright colors in combination with black bodies being celebrated in a world without the white gaze. Pulling from everyday living, through softness and a warm demeanor.