Samir Triki

Born in 1950 in Sfax, Tunisia, Samir Triki obtained a Diploma of Artistic Teaching from the Institut Technologique d’Art, d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Tunis in 1976. The following year, he got a master’s degree in Aesthetics and received his Ph.D. in Aesthetics and Art Sciences both from La Sorbonne University in 1982. Since then and until 2016, he taught plastic arts at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Tunis. The artist is the author of many books about religious architecture in Tunisia, whose he notably studied the functional and aesthetical parts.

In his oeuvre, he manifests his interest in fractal geometry, working on the rules of symmetry and the organization of elements and colors. Playing with the full and the empty, he aims to create a unity based on construction, which assembles isolated fragments, shapes, and colors, with each other. His practice draws its influence from the spirit of Islamic art and his research on Arabesque, and knowledge of numerology. Triki’s works are a dive into mysticism and Sufism.

Currently, a member of the department of Arts at the National Foundation for Letters, Sciences, and Arts Beit al-Hikma in Carthage, Samir Triki, lives and works in Tunisia.

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