CorkHouse Gallery - P. Zukof Artist Exhibit
After studying drawing and painting for 10 years under the guidance of artist Julia Eisen- Lester, I attended The School Of Visual Arts in NYC. I received My BFA, majoring in illustration, and continued to live in NYC working in the art community. Soon, I found that my love of nature brought me to study the art of horticulture and landscape design . I went on to open Junebug Artistic Garden Design, and worked on some of the largest and most prestigious rooftop gardens in NYC. Incorporating my traditional drawing and painting skills into this new outlet allowed me to develop my art with a focus on creating art as an experience. In 2012 my family and I moved to Savannah, GA. Here I have had the time and space to devote to painting and also expanding to create with reclaimed wood. In addition to painting, my wife and I opened our popular Etsy shop where we sell our woodcraft and handmade fiber art products.
Using acrylic and oil paints I create art that surfaces from inner subconscious imagery. Without analyzation, I work through a painting consciously rendering the image, adjusting pallet, tone and composition. The effort of creating this way creates a pathway to the subconscious subject, and the mystery of the emotion within. The paintings portray a subtle balance between the reality of subconscious and the fictionality of the conscious mind. My current works are focusing on exploring new surfaces and use of mediums, to help capture the spontaneousness of the world of inner emotion.