Atika Tariq

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I am an artist who is self-taught. Art has always been a big part of my life since I was a kid. In June 2022, I will graduate from OCAD University with a degree in Environmental Design, as a Toronto-based student minoring in Sustainability. My studies focus on a range of designs, such as architecture, interior design, urban design, and landscape design. As a designer and artist, I believe that art and architecture have the potential to improve our communities while also benefiting the environment. I want to use my vision and ability to inspire others by making art that is unique and helps people feel comfortable in their surroundings.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My creative work includes drawing and architecture. I believe that insight into the art is supported by a cross-disciplinary practice and I find that my work in one discipline will influence my work in another. Drawing has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid. All my work has its roots in realism and the challenge to accurately depict the image in front of me focusing on the nuances and attempting to mimic anything I see. My work stays within the realm of people, animals, and building, with forays into still life or elements of the world around me. My medium of choice is graphite or acrylic paint. They allow me the precision to render true-to-life expression and detail.