Blair Zaye - DemiUrge 2

Blair Zaye - DemiUrge 2

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This original artwork by Blair Zaye titled 'DemiUrge ii' is acrylic and spray paint on Canvas. One of a kind original artwork signed and dated by artist.

The ‘DemiUrge Series’ examines the phenomenology of intuitive, happenstance mark making. Using various layering techniques brushstroke, line, drips, spray paint, or squeegee and combining the interwoven LED tube light elements which act as lines over the canvas as if another brushstroke or mark of sorts. Creating physical depth while the light plays off against the colours of the paint, floating in space, set upon a desaturated, dry-brush background with surrounding vignette, in the style of traditional portraiture and still life. The Series borrows its name ‘demiurge’ is the English word derived from the Greek demiurgus or dēmiurgós which was a common noun originally meaning “craftsman” and later it came to mean “creator”. Furthermore within philosophical traditions of the platonic and neo-platonic schools of philosophy, the demiurge is an artisan-like figure responsible for creating and maintaining the material universe. Comparably in this instance, demiurge is relational to the artist as a creator demi-god, constrained only by their imagination and fueled by their innate urge to create. While within an art historical context the work references the old masters, modern and post-modern art with an urban and post-graffiti influence, attempting to create a contemporary reflection with emotive depth.

 

Size: 505 x 405mm

 

Blair Zaye is an artist/curator originally from New Zealand with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University, New Zealand and a Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea, based in London since 2008. Exhibited extensively all over the world from the UK to the US, Germany, Russia and New Zealand with many of his works in private collections. Recently, Blair was also a finalist in the Annual Wallace Art Awards 2020 with his piece ‘DemiUrge II’. As a multidisciplinary artist Blair works in painting, drawing, video, performance and immersive installation, his work attempts to investigate the boundaries between; counter culture, urban art and post-graffiti, technology, consciousness, the esoteric, spirituality, populism, the transcendental and the nature of realities.