Zach Zono is a London based self-taught painter born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. His expansive, abstract paintings are densely layered and richly textured meditations on memories, the body, and nature, they reflect his fascination with colour and form, which is evident throughout his current practice.
Zono’s work is a meditation on the sensation of memory and existence. His paintings are based on internal experiences manifested in different ways. Zono’s intuitive approach to painting translates his lived experience in the world onto the canvas, creating complex and vivacious compositions. They can be viewed as a map of the mind, a landscape documenting the passage of time while retaining the fluidity of an idea or feeling. Each painting captures a moment in time rather than chronicling events, transitions that transcend thought and feeling.
The organic forms and vivid hues in Zono’s work are somewhat of an ode to his life in Cape Town. By utilising his large-scale works as a medium for experimentation, Zach’s pieces capture an audience’s attention by creating an atmosphere that can only be experienced in person.
Is One Thing Better Than Another
Solo exhibition by Zach Zono
27 February–24 March 2024