Zachary Delacruz is a New Jersey based artist whom acquired a Bachelor’s of Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in May of 2012. During his stay at SVA, his ambition and highly prolific discipline enabled him to explore many different subjects in many forms of media. These medias include screen-printing, lithography, sculpture, oil and acrylic painting, video and photography. The subject of his works vary from figurative work which eventually led to his strong focus of fashion and the depiction of notorieties. With the exploration of figurative work, Zachary adapted a strong influence of DeKooning and Frank Auerbach where the figure became a sandbox for abstraction and gesture.
While in his first year at SVA, Zachary acquired two important occupations, which highly influenced his future work. Assisting a casting agent within the fashion world and becoming a celebrity photographer would pin point his focus in regards to his subject. With the constant drive for success and the intense expectations from his professors, Zachary was constantly exploring and taking risks. This led to shoe sculptures, which became a proven success and a step in the right direction. He used pre-existing women’s shoes and, for example, would cover them in cigarettes covered in glitter or penis shaped candy to explore the underlying sense of fetish in regards to shoes. The work became very “camp” but it worked. Photographs of these shoe sculptures led to experimental printing with silkscreen and lithography.
Currently, Zachary is exploring his obsession with abstraction, deconstruction and camp.
"Charlotte Ronson Runway 1-6" 2010
Photo Credit: Nick Kiefer www.nickkiefer.com
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