In his recent practice, Phillip Zach employs serial objects, recurrently presented as installations, which engage in acrobatic rehearsals of permutations to establish an inner logic. Presenting themselves as hybrids of concrete, material forms and abstracted models, the works gesture towards larger bodies of thought.
Zach’s latest series consists of wall–based white steel structures, cut into discrete forms, and inhabited by blobs of sand and soil. Varying in color, size, and shape, these globular shapes permeate the perforated substrate, meandering freely around the physical perimeters of their zones of habitation, oozing out of their confines. The fence–like structure is thus rendered as idle. Though a simple constellation, the interplay within it mimics a primordial theate in which boundaries have been transgressed.
Born 1984, Cottbus, DE
Lives Los Angeles
Bio: Phillip Zach graduated from the Städelschule, Frankfurt in 2012. Recent and forthcoming solo presentations include: Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2016); Koppe Astner Glasgow (2015); New Jerseyy, Basel (2013); and Johann Berggren, Malmö (2013). Recent and forthcoming group presentations include: LUMA Foundation, Zürich (2016); Kunsthalle Zürich (2016); Dortmunder Kunstverein (2016); Casey Kaplan, New York (2015); Laura Bartlett, London (2015); 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2015); Fri Art, Fribourg (2015); M/L ArtSpace (2014); Greene Naftali, New York (2013).