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TIKA Extends Tongues and Ponders Oncoming Zürich Winter

TIKA Extends Tongues and Ponders Oncoming Zürich Winter

A fine artist who likes drawing and wood burning, TIKA also does her share of aerosol and stylized typography and characters across concrete bricks, along train tracks, and on the occasional van just for fun.

This year has installed new works in Zürich, Berlin, Basel, Küsnacht, Cologne, and Bangkok, where she’ll have a solo show in Spring ’14. Originally from Switzerland she is currently in Zürich setting up a new studio and she shares images of work completed during her travels this summer and fall – along with a wintry scene from last year.

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Tika. Zürich. November, 2013. (photo © Tika)

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Tika. Zürich. June, 2013. (photo © Tika)

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Tika. “Summer Dies Every Year for Winter”.  Zürich. October, 2012. (photo © Tika)

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Tika. Zürich, 2013. (photo © Tika)

During her travels this fall she completed this quick one in an abandoned building the day before demolition began.

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Tika. “Velocitta” Zürich, 2013. (photo © Tika)

TIKA hit these rolldown gates for her friend Enrico who poses in front of his bike shop. “He’s the guy who keeps Zürich’s bikes running and when I asked him about an animal he likes, he chose the snake, cause it’s like wheels.”

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Tika. “Velocitta”. Detail. Zürich, 2013. (photo © Tika)

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Tika. “Velocitta”. Detail. Zürich, 2013. (photo © Tika)

Appropriating the extended tongue motif long before a certain pop starlet swinging on a wrecking ball, TIKA incorporates windows, doors, lights, and architectural features into the folk art inspired patterns and creatures and love scenes that crawl along them in two dimensions.

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Tika. “Wine Spirit” Zürich, 2013. (photo © Tika)

“It was time of grapes harvest and pressing spirit,” says Tika about the transformation of this exterior in Zürich Höngg in November.

From her Facebook page, a poem about WEINGEIST /WINESPIRIT, of harvest wine and passionate spirit;

“harvest the Chatzeseicheli-grapes

tangy sweet smells of fall

last fires on sky and trees

the air announcing the long gray

the clear liquid warmth of spirit stays

beautiful sentimental tipsiness

heavy monstrous intoxication

endlessly tongue kissing”

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Tika. “Wine Spirit” Zürich, 2013. (photo © Tika)

See TIKA in Switzerland With a Shepherdess and Ibex

 

 

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Street Art Dispatch from Bangkok, Thailand

Street Artist Blanco grabbed his camera while visiting Bangkok, Thailand this month and discovered walls full of color, character, and even some graff names he’s familiar with in New York. “Utah and Ether are all over the city, crushing it,” he remarks.

His timing for visiting the city was good too because it coincided with the BukRuk Street Art Festival that ran from February 16 through March 17 and featured 27 artists from Thailand and Europe painting murals and installations in the downtown area of Bangkok.

Thanks to Blanco for sharing with BSA readers these new shots he took of both the sanctioned murals and the unsanctioned works left behind by numerous crews on the streets of Bangkok.

Rukkit (photo © Blanco)

Rime (photo © Blanco)

Low Bros (photo © Blanco)

Irak Crew (photo © Blanco)

Akacorleone (photo © Blanco)

UFO 907 (photo © Blanco)

Bangkok local flavor. (photo © Blanco)

Utah . Ether (photo © Blanco)

Tika (photo © Blanco)

Space Invader (photo © Blanco)

MSK (photo © Blanco)

Jace (photo © Blanco)

Jace (photo © Blanco)

Ether (photo © Blanco)

Armandine Urrity . Nicolas Barrome (photo © Blanco)

Utah, Ether, BNE, MMT (photo © Blanco)

Click here for further information about the BUKRUK Street Art Festival

Artists participating in BUKRUK included;

AKACORLEONE Portugal,

ALEX FACE Thailand

AMANDIN URRUTY France

BEN EINE England

BON Thailand

BONOM Belgium

DAAN BOTLEK Netherlands

DEM Italy

HARITORN AKARAPAT Thailand

HATTIE STEWART England

IBIE Spain

KOBBY Thailand

KRUELLA D’ENFER Portugal

LEE Thailand

LOW BROS Germany

MAMAFAKA Thailand

NICOLAS BARROME France

P7 Thailand

RICK HEDOF Netherlands

RUKKIT Thailand

SADDO Romania

SAN Spain

TAWAN WATTUYA Thailand

TIKA Switzerland

TRK Thailand

YUREE Thailand

 

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TIKA in Switzerland With a Shepherdess and Ibex

German Street Artist TIKA has been in Chur, Switzerland recently and last week she put up this piece called “Staibock & Hirtin”, which loosely translates to Albine Ibex and his shepherdess. It is a local theme, this heraldic animal, she says, that has a lot of history in this part of the country. She did the entire wall with aerosol, using stencils and some tape for details. She pulled back some of the aluminum tape to give it a relief structure, which is a technique she’s been experimenting with for a few years.

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

“One man with a long, wild, white beard was very interested in the piece and stopped to talk. He was super happy when he saw that I painted the alpine ibexes “zipfel” (a really old-fashioned Swiss word for penis) and he told me that in town nowadays they do not always paint it in the emblem and kids often ask why sometimes it has a penis and sometimes not.”

So there you have it, when in Chur doing a bit of gatukonst (street art), do as the Churians do and make sure all your ibexes have zipfels.

Great thanks to TIKA for sharing these new exclusive pics with BSA readers!

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA says he has also been using a scratching technique with his work. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

TIKA “Staibock & Hirtin” Chur, Switzerland. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

The views in Chur, Switzerland are pretty sweet, yo.  I’m going for “bucolic”, because that’s one of my favorite words. Also, “pastoral”. 2012. (photo © TIKA)

Yo, Chur, YOU know what time it is!  2012. (photo © TIKA)

 

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