Born 1980, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Atang Tshikare is a modern maker, his constantly evolving work difficult to categorize. He began as an illustrator and graffiti artist in South Africa, later applying his street-style images and patterns to sneakers, skateboards, upholstery, even bicycles. Atang's work, shown at Design Miami, were a sensation. He is considered in the art world to be one of the most exciting prospects in the field to emerge in recent years.
The Atang Tshikare Collection.
Atang Tshikare’s work is reflective of the new generation of eclectic, multi-disciplined creatives who represent their culture but are not exclusively defined by it. These are the young creatives who are shaping the new South African cultural landscape. The portraits are of successful and inspirational friends. Athi-Patra Ruga and Isaac Zavale. They may appear representational but the artist succeeds in revealing an emotional sense if his subject.