Zach Storm

Exhibit Description
“True wind blowing now, garden unstirred, the eerie stillness of flowers, grass and leaves that resist the perceptible rush of air. But the scene is not blandly static. There is tone and color, shimmer everywhere, sun beginning to sink, trees alight in the span of waning day.”

Excerpt from Don DeLillo’s Zero K, Scribner, 2016

When painting, I am often thinking about implying the passage of time. I am in a perpetual state of slowing myself down. By working slowly and intuitively, I give each mark the weight it deserves. I am concerned with making paintings that reveal their own history. The earliest layer remains visible just as every layer that follows. I want to give as much as I can to the inquisitive viewer. The imaginary landscapes contain both silence and tumultuous change.

In the After-Future there is an attempt to live and work within the ruins of the past. There is a feeling of dislocation and the need to relearn. The elements of the paintings appear to be placed on the canvases. The images are constructs based on cinema, dreams, fantasies, half-remembered texts and repeated phrases. The landscapes are scenes of contemplation, creation and communication.
Artist Biography
Zach Storm was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art+Design in Washington, DC in 2005 and earned his Masters degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Coming from a family of west coast engineers and car enthusiasts, Storm’s work is heavily influenced by surface detail, objects of desire and spatial illusion. Storm’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.


Artist Name(s): Zach Storm
Exhibit Name: Neo-Psychedelia
Gallery Location: CAM Main Gallery
Current Status: Past