ABOUT C'BABI BAYOC AND THE BAYOC STUDIO
Who is C'Babi?
is the visual force of the Bayoc Studio whose style has a movement of rhythm
expressive of someone who was born to create. C'Babi Bayoc's art technique
has been labeled as "caricaturish" because of the energy he gives to one's body;
playing on lips, hand, fingers, bottoms, and sometimes toes.
becoming a full-time artist in 1995, after graduating from Grambling University
with a BA in Liberal Arts, C'Babi Bayoc has stayed true to himself by creating
works of art that are revelatory of what goes in his head and heart, instead of
creating what is hot and selling for the moment.
name, which is an acronym for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance and
Blessed African Youth of Creativity, allows others to realize his mission and
blessing in life. Through his artwork, he is able to show the beauty in
black faces to all faces. Because he is an artist, C'Babi allows his style
to change when it fells like it. Because of this, he asks that people get
to know his artwork by the unique signature each piece bears upon completion,
because his spirit won't allow him to be tied down by any one style.
famous and not-so-famous people have bought or commissioned work from C'Babi.
All are equally appreciated. To see a list of the famous folks C'Babi has
worked for, please check out his resume.
New Jersey, C'Babi has lived in Louisiana, Illinois, and Korea before making his
home in St. Louis, Missouri.
Who is Reine?
Someone has to handle the business aspect (the
money, ya'll) and Reine is the HWIC. After the client talks about what he/she
visually desires from C'Babi, all other conversations are with Reine. She is the
person who says "let's do this" or "let's pass on this".
Aside from handling the money, Reine works side by side with C'Babi on
proposals, contracts, and image development.
Reine is a writer and is currently completing her first novel which she hopes,
will unveil the mysticism, power, and grace of all women to every person who
reads it - and that's all she'll say about that.
Originally from Tennessee, Reine has lived in California, Illinois, and France
before making her home in St. Louis, Missouri. A graduate from Saint Louis
University, she received her BA degrees in English and French.
MORE ON C'BABI BAYOC AND THE BAYOC
C'Babi Bayoc Interviews
"The Artist as Entrepreneur"
C'Babi Bayoc News
C'Babi Bayoc Calendar
C'Babi Bayoc Blog