AboutSkalitzers presents TIKA's eagerly anticipated second solo show in Berlin.àÂ Moving back and forth between cities, mediums and textures, TIKA's works display a unique energy, reflective of her extensive travels and perspectivesàÂ on today's global society, as well as the nearly forgotten traditions and sagas of the past.àÂ
Growing up between Zurich, Cologne, Cairo and Brussels, TIKA has been drawing, painting andàÂ creating since a young age, and first glued hand drawn circus posters to the streets at the age of ten. Her work can be seen on the streets of South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, US, China, Thailand and throughout Europe.àÂ Currently living and working between Zurich, Berlin and Rio de Janeiro, with influences ranging from Aztec to graphic art, TIKA works across a number of mediums including woodcuts, wood prints, wood burnings, drawings, scratched and painted canvases, silkscreen prints, stickers and blackbooks. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world, with solo shows in Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam.
'TIKATHEK', a fusion of the artist's name since 2003 and the German word 'Bibliothek', draws from a diverse selection of works from her last few years between Europe and South America, culminating with a recent three month residency in Cape Town.
Join us at Skalitzers with the artist for the opening night of 'TIKATHEK' on Friday 25th March, 2011.
'When I create, I'm like a catalyzer, all experiences and thoughts run through me and out again.' (TIKA)