TARIKU SHIFERAW is a mixed-media artist looking to rewrite the history of Abstract art. Frustrated that all of his gloriIed predecessors were overwhelmingly white male, Shiferaw discovered how to create his own distinct marks, full of clever references to his culture and its place in the world. Shiferaw’s work weaves together different historical narratives of Black culture to create deeply meaningful, powerful pieces. Shiferaw is based in the Bronx, NY.
TARIKU SHIFERAW INVESTIGATES ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM’S HISTORY
Maria Vogel, Art of Choice, February 14, 2019