Location: London
Website: www.yikici.co.uk
Bio:

Creative at heart, yikici is a place to escape to; a place to seek adventure into unknown terrain. It's a world where imagination is driven by energetic pen-work and bold brushstrokes. Vibrant colours and brooding tones swirl through doodles, creating invigorating artwork from intuitive beginnings.

yikici also likes to yarn a tale or two throughout her journeys. A prolific writer in the making, yikici has shared poetry through her poem blog and read her poems at open mic events in London.

The person behind the name: Oz Yikici is most comfortable with a pen or brush in her grasp. If not writing poetic prose, she is doodling on any surface she finds (often her notebook). She's an artist and poet who continued her studies right up until the completion of her Fine Art with Related Arts degree. Oz exhibited her work three times before delving into the world of 'normal' work. That was a learning curve in itself. Her creativity was never curbed by the day-to-day, Oz continued to doodle, paint and write as inspiration found her.

New horizons: yikici has embarked on new adventures: bridging the gap between abstract and figurative art. She merges colour and form in landscapes, creating an alternative world where nothing is as it seems. The ordinary morphs into otherworldly with expressionistic brushstrokes.

yikici brings a smile and a cheeky vibrancy to landscapes and abstract artworks.

Exhibitions:

2021 Dates To be Announced - Travelling Exhibition
Golden Thread Sketchbook Project (Collaboration with 36 Artists, website: https://goldenthreadsketchbook.wordpress.com)
2020
Online Exhibition at Art Gallery SW, see: https://www.artgallerysw.co.uk/product-category/childrens-hospice-south-...
2000
Degree Show, University College Chichester
Chichester Open Exhibition
1999
48-hour show at University College Chichester

COMMISSIONS:
2019 - Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting of Borneo Rainforest (Rainbow Forest)

COLLABORATIONS:
2020 - The Golden Sketchbook Project, collaborating with other artists in producing a sketchbook page for a travelling sketchbook. Due to go on tour in 2021
2020 - Website collaboration with a team of 6 artists, coordinating 36 artists to set-up their About and Artists' Statement pages for the website. I was the main person to oversee this website project. See: https://goldenthreadsketchbook.wordpress.com
2000 - Design for Degree Show poster, working together with other artists.
1999 - A collaboration on the Internet. Working with Susan Diab. (Website no longer online.)

COLLECTONS:
Hackney Sixth Form Centre, London
Various private collections