SAVARI sketchbook by Bianca Tschaikner

Bianca Tschaikner was born in Austria in 1985. After studying Media Design at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg in Austria, she moved to Morocco and began to work as an illustrator for international newspapers, magazines and book projects. She subsequently studied Printmaking at the International School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy, and at the International Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Fundacion CIEC) in Betanzos, Spain.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, and she has been awarded numerous art residency awards.
She is currently doing her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata, Italy.
An insatiable appetite to explore foreign cultures, a penchant for everyday mysteries and a deep interest in human condition, combined with her lived nomadism, are what make up Bianca Tschaikner‘s work. She has lived and worked in countries like India, Chile, the US, Portugal, Italy and Spain, always documenting her life environment in her sketchbook, which she uses as a base of her work.



SAVARI is a collection of drawings from Bianca Tschaikner‘s sketchbook from five months of Iran & India.
It‘s a travelogue full of drawings, sketches, poems and notes, capturing her day-to-day adventures in a strange world, telling stories about operated noses in Iran, baking cakes in Shiraz, harvesting pomegranates in Iranian villages, encounters with strangers in fairytale-like mosques and drinking whiskey in the Indian jungle.
Half imaginary, half real, it‘s a many-layered documentation of a personal story in the form of a journey. At the same time, it tells about the political circumstances and the cultural environment in which the journey takes place, always oscillating between reality and fantasy.

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