Gouider Triki

Gouider Triki is a painter and engraver who composes imaginary landscapes filled with stylized figurative elements and mystical symbols and decorative signs drawn from Islamic and Berber traditions. Eschewing linear perspective, Triki instead creates all-over, flattened, two-dimensional spatial compositions that undulate with pulsating colors and rhythmic lines and have been characterized as expressing an organized chaos. Influenced by his life as a farmer and herd keeper, Triki often explores zoomorphic representations in his paintings and lithographs. The artist trained at the School of Fine Arts both in Tunis (1966-71) and in Paris (1971-74). In 1975, he was awarded a residency at the International City of the Arts in Paris. He has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and abroad since the mid-1960s, including at the Centre Pompidou and the Institut du Monde Arabe. His career was honored by the Presidential Prize of Tunisia in Painting.