Sumary of ‘It’s about finding your outlet’: visual artist Tishk Barzanji on fusing art and science:
- “It’s always a tussle between two worlds,” says British-Kurdish visual artist Tishk Barzanji, describing the underlying tensions in his work, which involves crafting distinctive landscapes and designs that feel contemporary and alluringly detailed.
- ”Barzanji, 31, was born in Iraq and moved to London with his family at the age of seven.
- The area that I grew up in, Dalston, was very multicultural, and it had such a unique energy – you’d see street artists, builders, street food, markets, which made you want to be part of it.
- ”As a child, Barzanji was drawn towards science, and was initially set on working for Nasa, before charting his own creative path.
- But I think everyone is an artist – it’s just about finding your outlet.
- ”The Makers ProjectBarzanji continued to balance fine art and science subjects in his studies, before leaving London to study physics at Loughborough University.