Tiko Kerr | A Pragmatic Utopia
- Tiko Kerr
- A Pragmatic Utopia
- Acrylic, oil and inkjet on canvas
- 60 X 48 inches
Tiko Kerr is a Canadian artist who has developed his artistic processes in Vancouver since the early 1980’s. Kerr attended the University of Calgary and graduated with a degree in Biological Science, which he believes has enhanced his ability to translate the 3-dimensional world into 2 dimensions.
He is a Vancouver-based visual artist whose 30 year long exhibition history includes fervent explorations into performance, set and mural design and social activism. Kerr’s abstract paintings and works on paper explore his interest in the consumption of images, cultural motifs and authorship.
Often beginning as paper collages cut from artists’ monographs and interspersed with personal ephemera, Kerr’s work relies on a kind of cross between surrealist and pop art sensibilities in their automatic and irreverent mashups of high and low culture. The resultant work with its immediacy of gesture and free association, evoke spatial and figurative illusions which encourage viewers to reconsider their relationship to the familiar.