THE GREAT SACRIFICE
Gel pen, graphite powder, mechanical pencil, chili powder, digital collage on paper. Drawing based on initial gluteus maximus body print. | 2022
The primary medium in Eriko Tsogo’s Wrong Woman series isn’t charcoal — it’s her body. The artist creates body print drawings, drawing heavily on guidance by her ancestor spirits to create the esoteric work. Beginning with a chalk body print, the works grow into moments of resistance and reappropriation, reclamation and resignation — always expertly balancing the eternal struggle between control and the subconscious. Thematic inspiration was drawn from the artist’s longing for home and the tension between that static belonging and finding home in motion and displacement.
24 x 19 inches
Floated: 28.5 x 23.5 x 2 inches
Signed by 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.”