2.09 / 30.09 2011
77 Leonard Street, London EC2A
Cristian Zuzunaga’s first solo exhibition in London at EB&Flow is my last curatorial project. Zuzunaga’s practice is broad in scope and heembraces the role of an artist, photographer, printmaker and designer. Renowned as atextile and graphic designer, Zuzunaga is recognised for his brightly multi-coloured and distinctive pixelated textile prints.Alongside his success in the design world, Zuzunaga has been a practising artist throughouthis career.
His work includes photography, letterpress, video art and sculpture, comfortablybridging the line between art and design. The exhibition at EB&Flow will guide the viewer through the artist’s investigation of the city as a metaphor. He examines architecture and the way global cities such as Barcelona, London, New York and Shanghai are constructed, inspiring and giving form to his versatile visual vocabulary.
Inspired by philosophy, architecture, anthropology and the psychology of C.G. Jung, Zuzunaga’s work explores notions of the self and identity, how these are defined and how they relate to the world. Combining analogue and digital technologies, Zuzunaga investigates the microscopic patterns created by the symbiotic relationships between humans and their environment. Under his design label Zuzunaga, focusing on interior design using printed textiles, the artist has collaborated with well-established companies such as Tate, Kvadrat, Wallpaper, Moroso, Belmacz, Ligne Roset and Nanimarquina.