Triki, Gouider
Born 1949 in Nabeul, Tunisia
Lives and works in Lezdine, Tunisia
Gouider Triki is a painter and engraver whose work creates a language of abstraction based on mystic symbols and decorative signs from Islamic and Amazigh traditions. Grounded in his upbringing as a farmer, Triki explores representations of cultural idioms and mythologies. Influenced by the work of Paul Klee, Triki created a language of abstraction based on symbols from nature, and human figures in imaginary landscapes, portraying an organised chaos. His works have been exhibited in Baghdad, Rabat, London, Rome and New York. Notable exhibition venues include MNAM-Centre Pompidou; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Musée d’Ethnographie de Corse and Palais des Gouverneurs Génois de Bastia, Corsica.
Gouider Triki, La sieste des sauterelles, 2015, Acrylic on paper, 57 x 76 cm, 22 x 30 in. Courtesy Elmarsa