On the occasion of ADAA The Art Show 2022, Almine Rech is pleased to present a solo booth of works by Zio Ziegler. Ziegler's large-format 'Essential Figures' paintings feature primitive patterns, improvised linework, and layers of amorphous forms that appear both solid and porous, oscillating between the visible and invisible.
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.
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