The Mazeking

The Mazeking

New York, NY, United States

About The Mazeking

The Mazeking is an American artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 2012, prior to that he studied, lived and worked in Los Angeles, Chicago and London. He was born and raised in Maryland in 1968. He is known for creating colorful, insightful, and provocative artworks. He started making art as a young child and has continued throughout his life. In 1998 he officially declared his career path as a fine artist and went on to create a series of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas and paper. He had his first solo exhibition in 2002 in Los Angeles. He is Inspired by everything from, dreams, daily life, to images that he finds intriguing. He places no labels or categories upon his work. He does not create art in classifications or categories, such as abstract or representational, stating “Everything is abstract in a way and representational in another way, just as a painting can convey the same thing as a photograph or cinema. it’s all perception”. He utilizes any medium, form, or style to convey a mood or meaning through his artworks. His primary interest is imagery itself, “My main curiosity has always been visual imagery, shapes, colors and light. I’ve always loved images, and the various ideas and feelings that come from them”. Over the years, his art has been collected by private collectors from around the world as well as being included in many exhibitions. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Education

EDUCATION:
Columbia College • Masters of Art
Yale University • Art
University of Maryland • Bachelors of Art
University of London(NYU Exchange Prog.)•Cinema
Peabody Preparatory • Music Theory
St. Johns College • Philosophy
CCB – Science

Events

PUBLICATIONS:
2020 NYSaid Podcast Series, NYC
2019 The Dummy’s Tales Magazine, Italy
2018 New World Artists
2015 L’Officiel Magazine
2015 ART QA Magazine - Interview
2014 Elle Magazine France
2014 Somewhere France - Interview
2014 American Public Radio/NPR
2013 Art Table Mag - Interview
2013 Oprah Online
2012 DesignGood - Interview
2012 This Is Why I Love NY - Interview

Exhibitions

2021 Mind Collages, Aurora Gold Gallery
2020 Variations Solo Exhibit, Aurora Gold Gallery
2018 New Yorker’s-Clouds Art Space,Tokyo
2018 Flatbush Artists Open Studio, NYC
2017 December Open Studio, NYC
2017 Flatbush Artists Open Studio, NYC
2016 December Group Show, Zizzi Gallery
2016 Consciousness, Zizzi Gallery, Portugal
2016 Autumn Group Show, Zizzi Gallery
2015 Exposure, Louvre Museum, Paris
2013 Room of Things, Studio 2D, Brooklyn
2012 Time Sq. Exhibit, SeeMe, NYC

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS:
2015 HH and LMS Installations, NY, NY
2014 Happiness Here Installations, Paris, Fr.
2014 LMS Installations, NY, NY
2014 Happiness Here Installations, NY, NY
2013 Happiness Here Installations, NY, NY
2013 Happiness Here Installations, Chicago
2012 Happiness Here Installations, NY, NY

COLLABORATIONS:
2018 NYC Fashion Film Director, Chavin Couture & The Mazeking, China
2014 Happiness Here Paris, Brandelet-Devineau/Somewhere & The Mazeking, Paris
2013 Street Poems, Marie Howe & The Mazeking, NYC
FULL LIST ON ARTIST WEBSITE