Atang Tshikare was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is an artist, sculptor and furniture designer who pushes the boundaries of functional art. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa Tshikare’s designs have reached art- and design fairs in Dubai, Miami and New York.

The artists with his Maotwana Finyela Sculptural Seat
Le Bone Lebone, Sculptural Seat by Atang Tshikare
Floor Lamp

Tshikare is founder of his own design firm, Zabalazaa Designs. Through his practice, he has partnered with brands and other creatives including, like Okah, Adidas, L’Oreal, Belvedere among others.

Tshikare works with various mediums including leather, fabric, wood, metal, concrete, ceramic, wood, plastic, canvas and paper. His work is a combination of African inspired patterns and modern line drawings. Tshikare also pulls on African parables and storytelling to generate the mythical creatures in his work.

Tshikare has exhibited at the Toffie Festival 2012Design Indaba 2012, Southern Guild 2012-2018. He has also been a featured designer at 100% SATHAT Art FairCape Town Art FairDesign Discourse (Austrian)Design Days DubaiDesign Miami, and Design Basel.

In 2013, he was awarded the Future Found award by Southern Guild and Top 200 young South Africans in 2015.

Posted by:Alex Delotch Davis

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