Paintings | Digital Art
About the artist
The digital tools for painting give my ideas completely new possibilities
ZOKO is a contemporary artist living and working in London, UK. Multi-talented and creative, as a young person he quickly realised that visual art was the best way to express himself. He is predominantly a figurative artist, but often creates abstract artworks and fuses the two. In his work he uses sharp contrasts to create striking images.
Throughout his artistic career, ZOKO has experimented with a variety of materials and techniques. After exploring a number of different new mediums, he began using digital technologies in 2017, which offered new possibilities and design opportunities. Since then, digital art has become his preferred means of expression.
There is something very intense and unsettling about ZOKO's work. His extraordinary treatment of the figure is reminiscent of a handful of Europe's great Expressionists, not least the tortured spirit of Egon Schiele and the ugly obsessions of Otto Dix.
ZOKO's artworks are at once spare and suffocating. He delivers an uncompromising world of aching sensibility and disciplined stoicism. ZOKO is currently presenting a selection of his work in London for the first time at one of the most outstanding shows in the capital to date. - Ria Higgins, What's On Magazine.