San Francisco based artist Zio Ziegler (covered here) has an eclectic style; a few of his pieces portray Cubist figures, some more detailed than others, and then there are his more color-based paintings. His art is not cohesive, but rather reflects on his every day life’s emotions and moods which flow between feelings of self awareness and bliss. He very much lives in the moment. Ziegler’s current solo exhibition at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles, “The Psyche’s Gestures,” takes a look at these different sides of the psyche.
San Francisco-based artist Zio Ziegler’s work requires two levels of the viewer’s attention. There are the large figures almost always present in his canvases, drawings and murals — Cubist-inspired bodies whose heads and limbs appear splayed out the surface. Ziegler stitches together these characters with intricate, collage-like patterns that often evoke indigenous, South American folk art forms. The repeating patterns within each figure inform our understand of the larger whole. His solo show “Intuitivism” opens tomorrow, November 15, at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland. Earlier this week, the artist painted a large-scale mural on the corner of 17th St. and Webster St. Take a look at some photos of the mural as well as a preview of the exhibition below.
Interested in philosophical questions, San Francisco Bay Area-based street artist Zio Ziegler describes his painting process as a sort of meditation that allows him to sort out the issues that plague him. The artist creates rich, detailed works that reference the art of Latin American indigenous cultures, flooding each form with patterns that overflow into the next one. We first introduced Ziegler’s work in our coverage of ArtPadSF, where he created a mural outside of the Phoenix Hotel. Today we take a look at Ziegler’s new murals in Puerto Rico as well as some other recent work in the Bay Area. Take a look at some photos after the jump, images courtesy of Zio Ziegler.
A new gallery joins the Bay area art scene tomorrow. Athen B. Gallery will celebrate their grand opening with “House Warming,” an exhibition featuring new works by some familiar names to our blog, including Bret Flanigan, David Bray, Eric Bailey, Lauren YS, Moneyless, Troy Lovegates, Word to Mother, Zio Ziegler, and more. With this first showing, Athen B. introduces their eye for artists with roots in graffiti and urban art, Pop motifs and expressive palettes.
Curated by Max Kauffman (full disclosure: Kauffman occasionally contributes to Hi-Fructose), the upcoming group show, “Neu Folk Revival,” at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland celebrates the handmade qualities of art. From Souther Salazar’s kaleidoscopic watercolors to Zio Ziegler’s Cubist-inspired compositions to Katy Horan’s obsessive depictions of textiles, the work in the show draws from a variety of folk art traditions and puts them into a contemporary context. The artists in this show eschew perfectionism, instead relishing the happy accidents of their creative processes. “Neu Folk Revival” will be on view October 5 through November 2. Take a look at a preview of the show after the jump.
Tonight, San Francisco’s Fifty24SF is opening a group show titled “Confluence” featuring the works of an eclectic array of artists with surreal inclinations. From Adam Caldwell’s refined figurative paintings to Oliver Vernon, Damon Soule and Mars-1’s psychedelic dreamscapes and Lister’s avant garde-inspired portraits, the show brings together a wide array of established artists with up-and-comers such as Zio Ziegler, Akira Beard, Lauren YS and Emily J. Moore. The show opens on September 4 and will be on view through November 4. See more after the jump!