The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"Regarding the piece "Fruits of Labor", I painted this for a friend who has worked in Detroit's urban planning and development department for the last 20 years. I wanted to paint the city's revitalization from her perspective, and once I concluded that the urban planner is like a planter of seeds that take time to bare fruit, I knew that a field of fruit ripening in the sun would play a role in this painting. The watering can indicates that the girl in the foreground is the planter and custodian of this precious harvest as she surveys the fruits of her labor while taking a moment of rest from her toil. In a moment of reflection, she looks to the horizon where the city seems to have sprouted from the very field she sowed.
I wanted the cars in the painting to echo the form of the fruit to give some rhythmic unity to the piece. The pallet I chose is meant to imply late Summer or early Autumn, near harvest time. With the revitalization Detroit has seen in the last 5 years or so, we can assume the harvest will be a good one, as the girl with the watering can anticipates the fruits of her labor." - Ron Zakrin
ABOUT 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.
In parallel to his visual art, Zakrin is also a recording artist under the name Goudron. First appearing on the on the legendary Detroit label Ersatz Audio in 2002 with the EP "Horses and Chariots", and an EP and LP in 2004, "Civil Symmetry" and "Raw Voltage", Zakrin moved to the equally influential Interdimensional Transmissions label after the Ersatz label closed shop. 2007 marked the beginning of this new partnership with the release of the EP "Stiletto", with more projects in the pipeline.
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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