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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Natural Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"I sometimes see a lone drinker at the bar, the one who finds solace in a dark corner and a bottle of spirits. Some unknown shitstorm has led them there to gather themselves or to simply forget, but there is a visible conflict written on their face, and this is what I am looking to capture, the tormented souls seeking comfort in dark places
Spartacus us is like, what the fuck have I just done? A master of close combat, even the most lethal killer has a moment alone when the wrath they have inflicted upon their fellow man lingers in their mind. If there is regret, it is fleeting, for the stadium is again filled with insatiable crowds who have come for one thing, the death match." - Ron Zakrin
This piece of original artwork is signed by Ron Zakrin and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
With the advent of the airplane came the quest for air superiority, and above the battlefields of Europe during the first and second world wars the fighter pilot emerged as an integral part of the war effort. But the perils of high speed aerial combat takes a toll on the minds of those who fly to kill, and our hero Ace is just now coming to terms with his mortality. Were there any pilots who didn't need a cigarette after a high stakes mission that had the narrowest odds for survival? No. Big tobacco would be known as little tobacco had it not been for all of the stress inducing wars our boys were sent to win. But a quick smoke is only a temporary comfort, horrors seen, friends lost, and a sense of impending doom have a way of erasing that smile. Lines form on the face, and deeper scars remain beneath the surface. Perhaps after the war the slow process of healing can begin. But for now our hero must prepare for tomorrow's battle.
Here we have the damaged hero at a crossroads. Should he continue to fight for a cause that nobody cares about? Should he continue taking on the bad guys to protect a population that is too worried about fame and fortune to even notice that our hero saved the world several times already? It's going to be a long night at Al's Bar.
The unemployed assassin has a lot of time on his hands, waiting for a contract to emerge. But with the economy in ruins, there are fewer clients willing to hire the assassin. But by spending too much time at Al's Bar, our troubled assassin is unknowingly undermining his health and fitness, so that when there is a need for his handy work, he may be too out of shape to get the kill. And you thought you had it bad.
"I was born at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit. As a kid I wanted to become either an artist, an astronaut, or a master of Kung Fu, roaming the world and using my swift fury to thwart the rising tide of evil. I became an artist as a young man and never looked back." - Ron Zakrin
Ron Zakrin 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.
Having toured throughout North America and performing for enthusiastic crowds on both sides of the border, Goudron has a respectable following in the electronic music audience both in North America and Europe.
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