Media | wood, bronze, glass beads, grass, textile
Mollo oa Leifo – Mme,
The fire of a hearth – Mother
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About ATANG TSHIKARE

Atang Tshikare is a Cape Town based, self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His practice has evolved over twenty years from street art and drawings, to limited-edition collectible design at the intersection of sculptural furniture and functional art, moving more recently to fine art sculpture.

His voice resonates with a visionary African identity that embraces a global contemporary art language.

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Peo is in a dream state and manifesting a future. This takes an alignment with visions that are followed by feelings and made into actions. Just like Peo, you are in control of what happens next.
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Lora (2021)
wood
310 x 180 x 160mm
Edition of 6
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📷 @___thefourth___

#artistofinstagram #sculpture #art#collectibledesign #luxury#africansculpture #southafricanart #southafrican #contemporaryart #contemporarysculpture #atangtshikare
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Peo e Atang is your highest form of self, pureness personified. The smooth and highly polished bronze represents the beginning of greatness, whilst the raw wood extending from the seed can be interpreted as unfiltered germination.

Peo = Seed
Atang = grow/multiply
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Peo e Atang (2021)
Bronze, wood
680 L x 360 W x 580 H
Edition 2 of 3

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📷 ankeloots
#artistoninstagram #africanart #sculpture #art #limitededition #luxury #bronze #handmade #peoeatang
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To celebrate my son’s second birthday I present a walkabout of the "Peo e Atang" independent solo show. The narrative creates great context for all those that were not able to see it live. Here I am in conversation with PhD candidate @mongakobo_e_bohale who helped curate the show whilst documentary film maker @saracfgouveia shot it with only 3 takes.
Well done to my team and everyone who helped make this possible. Re leboga Badimo ba Tshikare le Badiboa!

Pula!

Enjoy and share with everyone!

Music by MoLaudi

#africana #sculpture #drawings #design #installation #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #collectibledesign #luxurydesign #luxury #walkabout #AtangTshikare #PeoeAtang #PeoTshikare
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In 2016 I thought I was the only black person in sight with their design sculptures at @designmiami and I was thrilled. Then @norihamaguchi took me to a booth further down and there was this dark, quiet brother, all alone. He sat in his booth, focused on a text conversation on his phone. Nori introduced us and we talked for a minute and as we did I saw a quiet fire in this brothers eyes and realised he was on a mission.
“Let me get out of his way, we’ll talk another time” I thought.

I left reflecting on my goals and how far I could take them. I’m proud to have encountered his spirit, passion and eclectic focus.

May his spirit endure. Jah Bless #virgilabloh we give thanks for representing us. #blackexcellence #humble #passion #focus #artist
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Mollo oa Leifo, “the fire of a hearth’, pays homage to African mothers and daughters. The Litema pattern, beadwork and weaving on the chairs are all adornments of Bantu cultural symbols that were used in ancient times by our foremothers to record information, express feelings and exchange messages. Atang Tshikare © 2021

📸 @ankeloots

#africanart #metmuseumofart #themetropolitanmuseumofart #metmuseum #metmuseumofart #africancontemporaryart #africancontemporary #atangtshikare #africansiaspora #africanamerican #sculptures #Badiboa #Batswana #Basotho
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Before I post the next set of pictures I’d like to say thank you to a list of people/companies that did things when others said “sorry I can’t help you, that idea won’t work”
Here we go:

@kategryphon !! @waderossskinner @bronzeage_za Hotwired @woodheads1867
@capecobraleathercraft Maister
@ascotupholstery @jag_castings @duchenne_cabinetry @khotsopulanala325 @ankeloots

It takes skill and guts to create some of my creations and I’m grateful for all the people that go above and beyond to assist with manufacturing and developing simple ideas into masterpieces.


📸 by the ever benignant @dvives5

#ATANGTHANKSYOU
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