by: David Zsako
Preservation, investigation, contemplation, and aestheticization are the fundamental principles of my work. Part biological study, part design practice, and part sociological investigation; I aim to overwhelm the visual senses through the use of ornate visual organization using inherently complex subjects and subject matter.
Using experimental photographic techniques, melded together creating a tug of war aesthetic in a struggle between the micro and the macro, the beautiful and the grotesque; my work insists careful visual consideration. By delving deeper into the works, they start to reveal a plethora of new open ended inquiries as sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious, biological and social commentary. My creations are a combination of the photo realistic, the abstract, the figurative and the baroque. My artwork explores aspects of the human condition and our relationship with the natural by investigating such themes as identity, hegemony, violence, sustenance, life, death, rebirth and interpretation of beauty.
The images I create are a flow of intricacy, detail, balance, and colour. Viewed from a distance the works are kaleidoscopic, anthemic, and abundant in symmetry. Viewed up close they reveal their own biology and inner workings, sometimes revealing the grotesque building blocks the works are built from.
My goal is to bring pleasure, joy, wonder and fascination to the interactions of my work. I aim to challenge man-made constructs, natural inevitabilities, and manmade preventability.