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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zev Tropp @zev_tropp
Zev Tropp is a contemporary artist and arts worker who has worked across small-to-medium arts organisations and galleries, most recently as the co-director of the ARI 'Small Time Studio' in Mullumbimby. In 2019, he exhibited the solo show New Colour Futurism at Green Monday Studio and curated the Bushfire fundraiser Art From The Heart at Block Projects in 2020. He was a recent finalist in the Hazelhurst Works On Paper prize in 2022. Zev is of Jewish-Indian heritage, and studied at RMIT and Victorian College of the Arts, completing his honours in Fine Art in 2019. Zev’s art practice and interests are centred around an engagement with marginalised voices, identities and politics. This interest finds its inspiration in the stories and experiences of diasporic people and de-colonial art practices.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Rhythm, movement, states of trance, star-gazing, day dreaming of other worlds; all feel like tropes or cliches that might be better suited to a music writer/raver’s review of a day festival. These are the words that come to mind when describing my object based practice and seem always from adjacent fields. Contemporary art language sometimes strips the feeling out of words - leaving behind riddles for the un-educated making a muddy mess of what’s already a muddy mess.
The visual language I use began as a self excavation of my identity trying to connect to spirituality and ancestral roots that begin in India and 17th century yogic ink paintings and now reside in the residue of colonialism in so-called Australia. My first experience of abstraction was seeing graffiti sprayed on trains and walls surrounding my two hour trip to school and if I was honest that’s where it probably all began. These works are process driven, each mark made in response to the other; a conversation of form, colour, personal history and perspective.
This work was created by Zev in response to World Pride Sydney 2023. The artist created this beautiful 2.4m x 2.4m artwork with the intention for it to be sold to raise money for charity partner Minus 18.
This artwork would look stunning in an office or home studio setting. Please email us directly to organise additional delivery or pick up options at email@example.com.
This project is part of The Rocks and Darling Harbour Pride Art Trail.
|Sizing:||(2.4m x 2.4m)|
|Stock:||Painted directly to 19mm marine ply with Resene paints, treated with anti-graffiti coating|
Each square is made up of two x 1.2m x 2.4m plywood panels.