Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of California-born artist, Zio Ziegler, in New York, Europe and United Kingdom.
On the occasion of The Art Show 2022, Almine Rech is pleased to present a solo booth of works by Zio Ziegler.
Ziegler paints from a meditative state, drawing from his subconscious a personal interpretation of the world around him. For him, painting is an act of self-exploration and a radical expression of vulnerability. “Painting is my attempt at self-understanding - rather than finding a concept and executing it in a linear fashion, I react to my questions, life, and awareness,” he claims. The focus of Ziegler’s practice aims to illuminate the process of creating instead of isolating the final result. His images of monumental figures set in motion serve as a portal of sorts for the viewer, inviting them to perceive the work in their own way, and in turn creating an active exchange between the artist and the audience.
Using primarily oil sticks, Ziegler works with textures that fuse the raw oil pigment with external materials such as sand, soil, and pumice. His sources of inspiration include Italian Futurism and Cubism, and call to mind the hybridization of figuration and abstraction exemplified by Francis Bacon, the early works of Kazimir Malevich, and Constantin Brancusi's sculptures.