Nick Z, the BostonMassachusettsnative is a self proclaimed artist from birth. His style is an eclectic mix of conceptual, minimal, base, heady, resourceful, psychological, layered, cartoony and typographic. He is the co-founder of PROJECT SF artist collective and was honoured to be featured in the publication New American Paintings as one of 40 artists you should know.
As a professional artist, Nick's most notable work is his representation of the US in the PEPSI Artist Series Can project in 2007/8.
"There were a lot of parameters for the project and I'm glad I was still able to express myself within a corporate project.
"Also my artist series figure for Skelanimals was quite notable for me since it was my first toy design" he said.
Nick's artwork is interpreted and driven by spiritual beliefs.
"I think of it as my marking on this planet, on minds … a different way of looking at things and regurgitating everyday ideas anew translated through my body.
"I feel like the most powerful aspect of being an artist is that you have the ability to free think and do anything you want like sculpt, work with sound, draw, act" he said.
Inspiration for Nick comes from the simple pleasures like conversations with his brother Matthew Zaremba, or going to thrift stores and hunting old items with his mother Chris.
"I really also get inspired by non-art related things that get my brain moving like Earth mysteries, space, and conspiracies. For visual inspirations I like old cartoons like Tom & Jerry, older Walt Disney and Ralph Bakshi" he explained.
Nick’s belief that the future is unwritten means he is just going to keep moving forward and experimenting with his work.
“Definitely more mural work, collaborations with colleagues, messing with more sound projects and researching” he explained.
You can check out his work via his website or follow him on instagram at nnickzzz