Zest’s compositions are flashy, colourful and vital. The series Undercover reflects the vibrant transience of walls, which are mostly behind a clean layer of varnish. Kolly Gallery is excited to present Zest’s newest series Undercover from March 18th – 23th, 2019.
Undercover deals with the energetic and lively layers of paint hidden behind a monochrome surface – usually over decades of time or even for ever! Therefore the artists’ main objective is to re-enable the colour explosions to find their way back to the surface.
This series allows to show a glimpse of the vitality hidden behind what would otherwise go unnoticed. Time and space find a way of coexisting and breathing the creative force into the here and now.
Zest juxtaposes visually explosive multilayered background and the abstract monotonous facades. Sometimes the varnish is literally and brutally ripped off, sometimes the artist brings background and surface into an abstract composition. Each piece reflects a different intensity of expressiveness. All of them are based on a dark ultramarine blue varnish, whereas the bright colours emanating from underground succeed each other through dynamic cycles of life.