Artist

ZT Tosha

"My behavior is determined by the situation and not by some internal traits. I do what is expedient at the moment, I respond to the moment and not based on a collection of traits."
“My paintings are examinations of history and memory, through the conflicting nature of an image’s formal make up and the content it contains. I’m analyzing painterly expression through a technique of squeegeeing paint over the canvas.”
All of ZT Tosha’s paintings are made in a multi-step process of representation. He starts with a blank canvas, adding gray aerial perspective, while constantly rotating the canvas.
Then he pours or splashes paint directly from their tubes onto a horizontal surface (drip technique), enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles.
Taking his color palette from the scene that he sees at that moment, he paints to replicate the look of the original scene. His hallmark “blur” is sometimes achieved with a hard smear made by an aggressive pull with a squeegee.

Examinations of history and memory, through the conflicting nature of an image’s formal make up and the content it contains, destabilizing the frame of reference are two main forces behind my art. “My paintings are narratives of memory and identity into dominant and meaningful representations of reality.”ZT Tosha

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Artwork exhibited in The Gallery

"In Between Memory and Forgetting"

So how does art shape our collective memory of the past? And how might it inform our experience of major events in our own time?
Zoran Tosic Tosha (NL)

"So how does art shape our collective memory of the past?"

ArtID Archive Amsterdam November 16 -22 2020