ACRYLIC AND MICRON PEN ON WOOD PANEL
42 IN. X 42 IN.
Born 1987 in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Damir Zoric, is self-taught contemporary artist with a focus in Pop-Surrealism. He immigrated to the U.S. in the mid 90's as a war refugee at the height of the Bosnian War and grew up in Milwaukee, WI, where he began exhibiting his work at 16. His first big show came in 2012 at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, followed by a group exhibit at Milwaukee City Hall. Since then, the self-described vagabond has taken up residencies and exhibited his works in Los Angeles CA, Las Vegas NV, and currently Houston, TX.
Inspired by early surrealists, the works of Ralph Steadman and skateboarding culture, his work is a one part esoteric, one part satirical portrait of modern society.
'I paint to remember, to uncover sleeping truths and it is my hope, that through my art I can help to invoke a state of self-reflection, of self-inquiry from which the viewer may uncover or rediscover latent truths within themselves.'
'I create art that is intended to disrupt the daily static of the mind.'
ACRYLIC AND MICRON PEN ON WOOD PANEL, 42 IN. X 42 IN., 2016