Tik Tok
Discord: Eriko Tsogo#7450

Artist Statement

I am a Mongolian American multidisciplinary artist, curator and cultural producer working between the spectrums of fine art, social practice and media justice. I was born in Mongolia and grew up in Hungary having immigrated to the United States with my family in 1999.

My art is birthed out of a mix of pain and personal experiences derived from the collective human condition. I am interested in expressing the embattled emotional middle space of the marginal identity, be/longing and the meaning of home. Through line, I aspire to lift the viewer. I seek to present a holistic visual guide in how one can remedy the soul.

My artistic process derives from a balance of intuitive and concept driven method of experimental creation. I seek to create visual tension through automatic and intended mark making. I like to fuse binary concepts and techniques of representation, from contrasting languages of wet and dry textures, precision and chaos, into stimulatory layers as to create conceptual proximity between forces of opposition and displacement.

In my social practice work, I am passionate about advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. I seek to create forums that inspires, challenges and creates understanding and dialog about equity, diversity and inclusivity of our current times through the power of art and culture. I wholeheartedly believe in the appreciation and significance of art as enrichment for the individual and for the welfare of the community.

I experience my artistic production as an act of creative play between subject and object, and aim for a convulsive spontaneity in the journey of their creation. Similarly, I express my ideas and concepts through cross-disciplinary mediums of painting, writing, installation, multimedia and filmmaking. All my creative outlets act as transparent extensions of my life and my perpetual search to identify and empower through the power of empathy and inspiration.