JUSTYN ZOLLI : VISUAL ARTIST

My art is my conversation with the timeless, the primal, and the elemental.

My studio practice primarily consists of creating original, abstract paintings on canvas, making prints and ink drawings on paper, and designing for architectural art-glass.

With these traditional materials, I find powerful ways to explore my interest in the unifying and transforming qualities of light and color, while visualizing the relationships between timeless, geometric structure and the flowing rhythms of Nature.

The deeper meaning of my work is connected to my interest in how the visual arts have acted as a path of outward expression for inner, mystical experiences throughout time and world culture. My research has lead me to study the world's traditions of great sacred visual art of the deep past, to work in museums of art, to study with accomplished, older masters of visual arts, and to pilgrimage to the world's ancient temple architecture for inspiration and documentation.

I then distill and develop specific design elements into my own meditative language of artistic forms. One finds abstracted pillars, portals, skylights, central pathways, and illuminated inner chambers. These elements are the scaffold upon which I invent my own unique compositions, in order to create in my artwork a unitary experience of light, harmony, and order. It is my aim that my artworks can then invoke similar feelings of transcendence, interiority, sacredness, and communion within the viewer.

In this way, I seek to create artwork that is simultaneously fresh and contemporary, yet based on the ancient, the timeless, and the true. I strive to make my life’s work an offering to others of an aesthetic experience of harmony, light, and peace.

+Justyn Zolli