Photo Credit: Adam Murphy
Yatika Fields, Osage/Cherokee/Creek, is a painter and muralist. While attending the Art Institute of Boston from 2000 to 2004, he became interested in graffiti aesthetics, which has been integral to his knowledge and process, along with landscape painting, and continues to influence his large-scale projects. Fields recently moved to Tulsa as a Fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. He has lived in Seattle and New York City where the energy of urban life inspires and feeds the creative force in his artwork. He seeks to influence his viewers to rethink and reshape their relationships to the world around them. His compositions are often spontaneous and left open for interpretation so that multiple stories can be drawn from them. His kaleidoscopic imagery, with its dynamic pop and culture aesthetic, reference both historical and contemporary themes. His canvases and murals are alive with movement and filled with images that rely on vibrant colors and swirling patterns to build narratives that carry the eye.