David Zsako

ARTIST PROFILE

David Zsako was born in Budapest Hungary in 1983 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1989. He grew up in southern Ontario, and received a BFA degree, majoring in photography, from NSCAD University in 2006.

As a multidisciplinary artist who regularly works with paint, pen, photography, and collage; David creates intricate paintings, illustrations, photographs, collages, and mixed media works. His creations are a combination of the photo realistic, the abstract, the figurative and the baroque. His artwork explores aspects of the human condition by investigating such themes as identity, hegemony, violence, sustenance, and interpretation of beauty. As of late, he has been focusing on the medium of photography and digital image making. He has been actively practicing digital photo assemblage since the early 2000’s. With the evolution of computer technology and imaging software he is able to finally bring to life the complexity of work that he envisioned from the onset of his current project. Never content to settle on a specific medium, David's only consistency in the art making process is that of experimentation.

David has exhibited nationally throughout Canada including Fredericton, Calgary, Hamilton, Saint John, Sackville, and also internationally throughout Hungary. His work has appeared in several publications such as the New York Arts Magazine, NOW, Revizor, and Iniciativa Collectiva.