Archie Zan

Archie Zan

Paris, France

About Archie Zan

The Art of Archie conceptualized as a response to how to be an artist in a World changed by the pandemic. My art viscerally explores emotions shaped by the changes around me. I deconstruct the human form within a classical composition and then gesturally, using a contemporary narrative, re-construct it into an expressive abstracted portrait. My biggest influences are my father, the Old Masters and 20st century artists like Mušič and Bacon. I suppose you could call my style “abstract de-constructivism” but I am quite happy being without a label as long as I am memorable.

Education

Self-taught

Events

1997 - Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
2000 - opening of Tate Modern in London
2008 - Francis Bacon at The Tate in London
2009 - Gerhart Richard portraits at National Portrait Gallery in London
2015 - Adrian Ghenie for Romanian Pavillion at Venice Art Biennale
2019 - Van Gogh's immersive art exhibition at Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence
2019 - Francis Bacon at Centre Pompidou in Paris

Exhibitions

2019 - Le Salon Des Artistes Français at the Grand Palais in Paris (my first exhibition and then Covid happened!)