Zachary Pavlowsky

Artist Statement:

Hi! My name is Zach, I’m 13 years old and I live in Brooklyn with my parents (Oksana and Fabien), a younger sister named Eva, and my dog Pablo. My parents are from different countries, making the culture at home a mix of French, Russian and English. I started drawing when I was 10 years old, using anything I could find to give life to characters from Sonic the Hedgehog through online tutorials through YouTube videos. When I started middle school, my art branched off to anime, doodling characters from shows like One Piece and Hunter vs Hunter. In 7th grade, I was inspired by perspective and architecture. I used pens to draw buildings from above, which sparked my love for detail, as I struggled to draw windows that matched the perspective. Now my art is inspired by surrealistic artists, mixing chaotic teenage emotions with a lot of shading, and little details, eventually making an overheating TV in a business suit. As I explored other media than pen and paper, trying out things like collage and painting, I fell in love with customizing skateboards, discovering how different ideas can fit into one art piece. I started drawing because I was bored while being stuck at home during Covid. Now, drawing is part of my life; I use it when I’m anxious , to express my emotions, to focus, relax, or even when I’m bored.

Curatorial Statement

Enter into the world of Zachary Pavlowsky’s artistry, a compelling amalgamation of recurring characters, nuanced humor, intricate drawing, and masterful collage techniques, all influenced by surrealism, street art, and the day to day life or a 13 year old living in Brooklyn.Central to the exhibition are Zachary’s recurring characters, each imbued with distinct personality and charisma. From enigmatic beings to whimsical companions, these figures serve as conduits through Zachary’s imaginative realms, beckoning viewers on an immersive journey of exploration.Humor serves as a cornerstone of Zachary’s artistic expression, subtly interwoven throughout his compositions. Through clever reinterpretations of familiar themes and astute observations of everyday life, each artwork elicits amusement while retaining its honesty.A meticulous attention to detail is evident in Zachary’s work, manifesting in intricately rendered patterns and textured surface. This commitment to craftsmanship enhances the depth and complexity of his creations. Collage emerges as a prominent technique within Zachary’s oeuvre, as disparate elements coalesce to form dynamic compositions. Layers of imagery intersect and diverge, resulting in visually dynamic artworks that invite contemplation and introspection. Influences from surrealism, street art, and the dynamic style of Keith Haring permeate Zachary’s work, yet he imbues each piece with a unique sensibility and creative vision. Bold colors, dynamic compositions, and a spirit of experimentation pay homage to these artistic traditions while asserting Zachary’s distinctive voice as an artist. This exhibition stands as a testament to the power of youthful imagination and artistic ingenuity. Through Zachary Pavlowsky’s artistry, viewers are invited to embark on a captivating journey through the realms of creativity, where each artwork serves as a portal to boundless possibilities and unforeseen discoveries.

-Jason Losh

Childish, 14.5″ x 15″

No Man’s Island, 11″ x 14″

No Man’s Land, 8″ x 10″

Empty, 8″ x 8″

Roots, 11″ x 14″

A Little Sky, 11″ x 14″

Winner, 11″ x 14″

A Fading Prince, 11″ x 14″

Silence, 11″ x 14″

Hopeless, 9″ x 11″

Find peace in the chaos, 8.5″ x 11″

Techy, 8.5″ x 11″

When I grow up, 8.5″ x 11″

hothead, 8.5″ x 11″

Help! It’s turning gray

Mountainside View

The big 3, 22″ x 28″

Messy, 12″ x 16″