BIO / ARTIST STATEMENT
LICHIBAN is a visual artist, illustrator and creative director. She was born in a border city in Hungary and from early on she acquired a fascination with borders, limits and ambiguous dividing lines; her experiences on the margins of cities, countries and subcultures eventually formed into a semi-consistent life philosophy, which continues to inspire her creative journey. Her images draw inspirations from a wide range of extraordinary life experiences and impressions, such as her childhood memories of folktales, comic books and animations, her studies in Sufism & Buddhist Tantrism, her travels to war-torn countries and from meeting exceptional people. She has taken on the challenge to create a visual language that is iconic and charged with meaning drawing inspiration from dream memories, travel experiences, music, comics & animations, spirituality, symbolism, surrealism, erotic illustration and street art, among many other things.
She has exhibited her work in New York, Miami (Art Basel), Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Albequerque, Minneapolis, and in Wilmington and has participated at various live art events in New York City. She has been featured in Younity’s HEART & SOUL Book, Brooklyn Community Access TV, CLAM Magazine (France), Universe Magazine (Japan), TRACE Magazine blog, Liberating Style Magazine, PEP! Magazine blog (Hungary), Readconvention, Limite Magazine, Leisure LAB, Wishtank, Dope Swan, and Boys & Clothes Magazine, among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.