Tiko Kerr - MYTHIC PROPORTIONS
April 7 - April 29, 2017

Tiko Kerr - MYTHIC PROPORTIONS

Opening reception:
Friday, April 7, 6-9 pm
The artist will be in attendance


Artist’s Talk: Saturday, April 22, 1:30 pm

 

Artist’s Statement
The truth about identity is complex and nuanced.

In our present-day environment, we are surrounded by a cultural framework that causes polarity, often inciting us to label and categorize one another based on first impressions. This can reduce the complexity of the individual experience to parochial generalities of the ‘other’ – the very thing that makes us human is then negated.

My latest series of paper-cut collages and acrylic paintings explores how the mechanisms of evolutionary archetypes and myths, once developed for our survival and to help us understand the world, are now being triggered by these social and political conditions to make violence against facts and ultimately against one another.

The scope of my work moves between what exists that we cannot see, and what we see that does not exist. By referencing art history, current events and celebrity culture, I’m interested in fleshing out the conflicting scenarios that express our contemporary mythologies while probing the tension that exists between figuration and abstraction in my own artistic practice.

This series examines the stories that have been told and retold over time, and how those stories manipulate our clear and humane understanding of the world.

Tiko Kerr
February 2017

 

 

The Wrath of Zeus The Wrath of Zeus
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
39 x 48 inches
 
Gateway to the Underworld North Shore in Winter
acrylic on canvas
2017
69 x 55 inches
 
Pandoras Legacy Snow-line
acrylic on canvas
2017
55 x 60 inches
 
The Milkmaid of Asnieres The Milkmaid of Asnieres
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
48 x 46 inches
 
Thieves in the Temple Thieves in the Temple
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
48 x 44 inches
 
The Art of Visibility The Art of Visibility
acrylic/ink on canvas
2017
48 x 38 inches
 
Doorway to Eternity Doorway to Eternity
paper collage
2017
20,75 x 20.75 inches
 
Modern Dreams Modern Dreams
paper collage
2017
20.75 x 20.75 inches
 
Approaching Olympia Approaching Olympia
paper collage
2017
20.75 x 20.75 inches
 
No Mans land No Man's land
paper collage
2017
20.75 x 20.75 inches
 
Walt Disney Contemplating Francis Bacon Walt Disney Contemplating Francis Bacon
paper collage
2017
21.25 x 21.25 inches
 
Rousseaus Dreams Rousseau's Dreams
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches
 
Andys Pool Party Andy's Pool Party
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 
The Witch Doctor Meets the Ghosts of Joseph Beuys Witch Doctor Meets the Ghosts of Joseph Beuys
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 
White Mans World White Man's World
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 
Mid Century Modern Mid Century Modern
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 
Cassandras Lament Cassandra's Lament
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches
 
The Sleeping Gypsy and the Trickster The Sleeping Gypsy and the Trickster
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches
 
Vermeer on Vacation Vermeer on Vacation
paper collage
2016
17 x 17 inches
 
The Wrath of Zeus The Wrath of Zeus
paper collage
2017
17 x 17 inches