Central to my work is the concept of time and how it manifests itself both physically and psychologically, more specifically, how the digestive and corrosive process of time leads to a distancing and eventual forgetting that affects the socio-political landscape.
What does time look like? My work explores time as materially apparent in the wearing of objects through touch and exposure. My art explores the effects of time on various materials. Walls cracking, objects wearing and yellowing and above all, fading into another realm or metamorphosing into another material stage. Through photography, mixed media collage, sculpture, and video, I excavate the past with hopes of raising consciousness in the present. My process is one of creation through destruction with emphasis on the gesture using materials such as found objects, plastics, and the natural elements (fire, air, water, and earth).
Jeremy Zini, a first-generation American, was born on June 28, 1981 in New York City. Zini's young adult years were nomadic and rebellious. At the age of 11 he burned his school books in protest. Speaking English, French, Spanish, and Italian fluently he has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. In 2008 he received a Bachelors of Arts with Honors from The New School. He has exhibited in group shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.