Acrylic, mechanical pencil, and oil pastel on vellum | 2022
Eriko Tsogo’s “Psychomagicpower” unpacks the trauma and introspection collectively experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tsogo attributes the series to her alter ego, BBQ (Bounce Back Qween). In April 2020, BBQ created a voicemail hotline for people to anonymously vent about their mental states and troubling concerns. A multitude of themes arose, including collective anxiety, political consciousness, abuse of power, family dynamics, gender politics, and more. Inspired by these narratives, BBQ created a body of work to encapsulate the callers’ reflections. Each mixed media piece represents the tearing up and renegation of identity that comes with change. BBQ composed the collages out of previously completed artworks—deconstructing and reincarnating them into new forms.
36 x 33.5 inches
Floated: 38 x 35.5 x 2 inches
Signed by the artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
“My art is birthed out of a mix of pain, inspiration and personal experiences derived from the collective human condition. I find it most inspirational to be uncomfortable.”