Artist Statement

My art practice is a conversation with the timeless, the primal, and the elemental. My works draw a connection between mysticism and modernism, passing beyond representation in search of transcendence, addressing silence, interiority, energy, and communion through a meditative iconography.

Through my artworks, I explore the unifying and transforming qualities of light and structure. I explore the relationships between pure color, timeless geometry, and the flowing, visual rhythms derived from my study of the dynamics of great Nature. My inspirations come from my treks out into the wild landscape, my studies of ancient and mystical art, my many travels to the world’s sacred architecture, and my love of modern painting. I then weave all these together into powerful abstract images. In my creative process I strive to find a balance between yin and yang; between simplicity and complexity, and between the building up of an image intuitively from within, versus extracting an image experientially from without.

All my work in the Arts are my creative attempt to convey my direct experience of the continuously created, dynamic display of an absolutely transcendent, yet universally immanent, mystery. The mystery of truly being alive and present.

+Justyn Zolli