This piece of original artwork comes ready to hang.
Opening Friday, May 27th Detroit artist Ron Zakrin returns to Inner State Gallery with an entirely new body of work entitled Rhythm Generation. This latest body of work centers around the influence of technology on human behavior, creativity, and expression. Pulling direct influence from his tenure as a seasoned painter, musician and producer, Zakrin’s latest collection moves viewers visually in the same way that the hypnotic sounds of electronic music move crowds of dancing bodies.
Zakrin’s second solo exhibition at the internationally recognized gallery will feature paintings that effortlessly blend his personal interests and influences ranging from Japanese culture to science fiction to electronic music. Historical paintings influenced by legendary underground dance parties from the 1990's capture frozen moments in time that would lead to a global movement that changed popular music forever.
“This exhibition looks to both the recent past -- how technical advances
in the music industry shaped a generation -- and to the near future for
motifs and possible outcomes due to developments in artificial
intelligence. This expansive body of work tells a story of adaptation
and the integration of technology.” - Ron ZakrinABOUT THE ARTIST:
has been an ever present creative force in Detroit since the
mid nineties, when he emerged on to the underground electronic music
set with paintings that provided a visual counterpart to the Detroit
sound that was taking the world by storm. Since those early days Ron's
work has expanded in scope and scale; no longer strictly focused on man
and his relationship with technology, Zakrin probes the veins of
society, and explores the nature of man, love, and loss. Zakrin lives
in Detroit Michigan, where he was born and works daily.
Zakrin puts his modified circuitry to work along with vintage analog
synthesizers to produce a musical journey through the post apocalypse,
gliding seamlessly from electropunk anthems at home both on the
dancefloor and behind the wheel, to a more introspective and melodic
reflection of life, love, and loss.
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