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Fri, May 15 - Mon, May 18
RUN #00483a
Ron Zakrin - Hermes
Ron Zakrin
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9.25 x 10 Inches Mixed Media on Roofing Paper
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Natural Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

"I sometimes see a lone drinker at the bar, the one who finds solace in a dark corner and a bottle of spirits. Some unknown shitstorm has led them there to gather themselves or to simply forget, but there is a visible conflict written on their face, and this is what I am looking to capture, the tormented souls seeking comfort in dark places.

"Obviously this guy is into more than doing the bidding of the Gods. Anyone who discovers the merits of Black Flag will inevitably question their loyalty to authority, and if you are Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, there is going to be conflict. Monochrome in blue, this piece is also a nod to the check warming sideburns that are a friend and asset to hipsters and deities alike." - Ron Zakrin

This piece of original artwork is signed by Ron Zakrin and comes with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.

Discuss This Run

Ron Zakrin Returns With Series of New Original Artwork For 1xRUN : Assassins, Apes & Angels

1xRUN Thru Interview
Assassins, Apes & Angels by Ron Zakrin

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this latest series that you created for 1xRUN, how many pieces are there?
Ron Zakrin:  For this RUN there are 15 brand new works that were selected from a larger body of work of nearly 30.

1xRUN: What materials were used to create these pieces?
Ron Zakrin: These are all painted with acrylic paint on tar paper, but a few are on canvas paper.zakrinflyer11xRun: When were these pieces created?
Ron Zakrin: These were painted between August and October.

1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Ron Zakrin: Rugged, naughty, beautiful, and paintable, tar paper has finally arrived as the “it” material for the art world and roofers alike.zakrinflyer21xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?​
Ron Zakrin: I had a roll of tar paper from a previous project, where I used it for rough sketches. I thought it would be a good exercise to work on tar paper to force me to stay loose, thinking that since its painted on tar paper, they wouldn’t merit the full treatment that a canvas or wood panel would call for. But that theory didn’t last very long.

1xRun: How long did these pieces take to create ?​
Ron Zakrin: They didn’t get finished fast enough.zakrinflyer41xRun: What is unique about these pieces compared with your other work? ​
Ron Zakrin: I rarely work on paper. So these are kind of special.

1xRun: Describe this series in one gut reaction word. ​
Ron Zakrin: Flood.zakrinflyer51xRun: As the title says, this series deals with assassins, apes and angels, tell us a little bit about some of these themes and maybe why they tend to be subjects of your pieces?
Ron Zakrin: These I think of as a continuing series with an evolving narrative. I used to be into theosophy and mythology, so that’s where the Greek Gods come from. Whether it’s Gods or divine beings, I like to remove them from their realm of influence and seat them at the corner bar or something. The apes are a mirror for us, after all, we are just naked apes.

1xRun: Aside from painting up a storm, what else have you been up to since your last exhibition Beauty & The Beats?​
Ron Zakrin: Working on music, getting engaged, traveling, yada yada.zakrinflyer31xRun: Anything on the horizon that you want to share? ​
Ron Zakrin: looking forward to comet ISON this fall.


About the Artist

Location: Detroit, MI

"I was born at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit. As a kid I wanted to become either an artist, an astronaut, or a master of Kung Fu, roaming the world and using my swift fury to thwart the rising tide of evil. I became an artist as a young man and never looked back." - Ron Zakrin

Ron Zakrin has been an ever present creative force in Detroit since the mid nineties, when he emerged on to the underground electronic music set with paintings that provided a visual counterpart to the Detroit sound that was taking the world by storm. Since those early days Ron's work has expanded in scope and scale; no longer strictly focused on man and his relationship with technology, Zakrin probes the veins of society, and explores the nature of man, love, and loss. Zakrin lives in Detroit Michigan, where he was born and works daily.

In parallel to his visual art, Zakrin is also a recording artist under the name Goudron. First appearing on the on the legendary Detroit label Ersatz Audio in 2002 with the EP "Horses and Chariots", and an EP and LP in 2004, "Civil Symmetry" and "Raw Voltage", Zakrin moved to the equally influential Interdimensional Transmissions label after the Ersatz label closed shop. 2007 marked the beginning of this new partnership with the release of the EP "Stiletto", with more projects in the pipeline.

Zakrin puts his modified circuitry to work along with vintage analog synthesizers to produce a musical journey through the post apocalypse, gliding seamlessly from electropunk anthems at home both on the dancefloor and behind the wheel, to a more introspective and melodic reflection of life, love, and loss.

Having toured throughout North America and performing for enthusiastic crowds on both sides of the border, Goudron has a respectable following in the electronic music audience both in North America and Europe.

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