Gouider Triki, Paysage magique, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 146x97 cm. Courtesy the artist and Elmarsa
Gouider Triki, Paysage magique, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 146x97 cm. Courtesy the artist and Elmarsa  

Gouider Triki is a painter and engraver whose work creates a new language of abstraction based on mystic symbols and decorative signs from Islamic and Berber traditions. Grounded in his upbringing as a farmer, Triki explores representations of cultural idioms and mythological representations. Influenced by the work of Paul Klee, Triki created a new language of abstraction based on symbols from nature, and human figures in dreamlike, imaginary landscapes, which portray an organised chaos.

Triki’s education includes periods at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tunis and in Paris, a residency at the Cité Internationale de Paris, as well as tutelage at the studios of artists G. Lagrange, Lucien Couteau and Bertrand Borny. His works were exhibited internationally in Baghdad, Rabat, London, Rome and New York. Selected exhibition venues include MNAM-Centre Pompidou and Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Musée d’Ethnographie de Corse and Palais des Gouverneurs Génois de Bastia, Corsica.