Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo reimagined! The prototype was on display at Tik Ka From East solo show Eastwest 東西 at SHOUT Gallery Singapore a few weeks back (check out the live stream below) now it can be YOURS! Tik Ka From East, an artist who is well-known for creating works that combine Chinese and Western culture, Crossover with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and BigBoysToys, creates a new series for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in oriental style.
The creation concept comes from Fūrinkazan (wind, forest, fire and mountain), a Japanese military motto adopted by daimyō Takeda Shingen in the Sengoku period in ancient Japan. Originated from Sun Tze’s The Art of War, a military treatise from the ancient Chinese wartimes, the quote “as swift as wind, as gentle as forest, as fierce as fire, as unshakable as mountain.” becomes a philosophy in military as well as in life.
Based on the idea of the oriental goddess, Tik Ka From East transforms the Ninja Turtle characters with Fūrinkazan, the philosophical allegory about wind, forest, fire, and mountain. The four Ninja Turtle characters are represented in antique style, as if their spirits and persistence can stand the test of time.
Edition: 499pcs with signed & numbered certificate
WHEN: Pre-order NOW
Deliver date: Dec 2023
【TikKa from East】Growing up in the Hong Kong colonial era, Tik Ka absorbed European, American & Japanese cultures including comic books, movies, music and food culture, whilst, at the same time, having a traditional Chinese background. With such a culture mixed background, Tik Ka has created his Pop-Art Creation called “Tik Ka From East” – all works and series are painted in the style of ancient Chinese art with a special culture blend. One of his inspired series – “Super Hero meet Chinese Opera”- was highly acclaimed by international media and personal including Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman & Director) and Robert Downey Jr.
【Chizi by Tik Ka】 – Tik Ka’s early work infused the Japanese “Kawaii” style into traditional Chinese new year paintings – creating the “So Ha” (infant) series. The subject and tone illustrate a colourful, artless utopia as a way to explore humanity through the eyes of a child. Continuing to explore his boundaries, Tik Ka incorporated Chinese and Western influences and aesthetics, developing the series “ChiZi”. The dreamy, soft colours used in “ChiZi” – its subtle, muted tones contrast with the vibrant and luxuriant “So Ha” series. It is Tik Ka’s hope to share with the world “ChiZi’s” innocence, and undamaged essence of humanity.