[T]ishk Barzanji imagines a modernist utopia. A place where colour contrasts, clean lines and abstract concepts come together in perfect balance. Where palm trees and outside swimming pools are indoors, and foreboding brutalist buildings are transformed with pastel hues.
Moving from Iraq to London in the late 1990s, the Kurdish artist developed a passion for architecture. Influenced by the housing estate in Dalston where he once lived, Tishk uses his surreal collage art to question our interactions with space and disrupt the familiar.