ATANG TSHIKARE – Future Found Award (2014)

Atang Tshikare was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa to an entrepreneurial mother and artistic father. He began full time art with his company Zabalazaa Designs in 2010. As a self-developed multidisciplinary artist. He has worked on various elements including sneakers/shoes, wood, metal wood and plastic, canvas and paper. His work is a combination of line drawing and street art which he uses across various mediums from pencil, marker to acrylic and aerosol. Atang has exhibited in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Dubai and Germany. He has done illustrative and paint work for numerous companies from adidas Originals, Chimurenga magazine, Belvedere Vodka, Cornetto, Puma, Plascon and L’Oreal. He has been invited to various shows and exhibitions with Toffie Festival 2012, Design Indaba 2012, Southern Guild 2013 exhibition and Design Days Dubai being most prominent. Some of his work has been featured in Elle magazine, Elle Decoration, VISI magazine, Mail & Guardian, Financial Times, Times newspaper SABC 2 Hectic 99, CNBC Africa, CNN Inside Africa.