Texas Street Parade (Girl), 2022
In this painting, a young woman standing at a street parade at night looks at her illuminated device. Her outfit and the nearby buildings are lit up with a neon glow, conveying the energy of the experience.
For this body of work, the artist draws inspiration from photographs taken at a street parade in Corpus Christi, Texas. Fascinated by the energy generated by planned gatherings, she explores their elevated frequency through her vibrant and crowded paintings.
Interested in the human psyche, community, faith, and spirituality, Marika Thunder incorporates her lived experiences into her practice. The artist spent her formative years living in several states, including Texas, California, and Pennsylvania, and she uses these disparate environments to reflect on our shared collective drive for fulfillment.
Interested in the human psyche and subjects of community, faith, and spirituality, Marika Thunder incorporates her lived experiences as well as the internalization of these experiences into her practice. The artist spent her formative years living in several states, including Texas, California, and Pennsylvania, with each location creating a split in her identity. Building upon internal and external observations in disparate environments and social groups, Thunder uses her work to reflect on our shared collective drive to seek purpose, passion, and fulfillment.
Marika Thunder was born in 1998 in New York City where she currently lives and works.
Her work has been exhibited at galleries such as Nino Mier in Los Angeles, CA; 56 Henry in New York City; NY; Public Access in New York City, NY; De Boer Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and Half Gallery in New York City, NY.
Her works have been featured in numerous publications, including Purple magazine, Interview magazine, Fad magazine, and Marfa Journal.