Zane Prater

BERLIN, GERMANY
JOINED: October, 2022

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“My work engages with the mythopoetic narratives that we hold regarding our individual and collective roles in the landscapes that we inhabit, seeking to draw connections and find harmonies between the urban and the organic.”

I am a visual artist originally from Denver, Colorado. I studied painting and printmaking in San Francisco and later trained as a classical figurative painter at the Barcelona Academy of Art. I work primarily with drawing and painting though I also create land-based installations and large-scale public murals. I am currently based in Berlin. My work weaves together botanical illustration, visionary art, portraiture, and design in order to speak to the nature of our relationship with the richly layered tapestry of the natural world. The imagery I create engages with the mythopoetic narratives that we hold regarding our individual and collective roles in the landscapes that we inhabit, seeking to draw connections and find harmonies between the urban and the organic.

Examples of My Work

Travel

I have hitchhiked around the US and down into Mexico

Food

I love to forage for food whenever possible

Education

 I studied traditional Tibetan Buddhist painting in the foothills of the Himalayas

Sport

I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

Work

I worked for a time as a tattoo artist in Guatemala

How do you get over creative blocks?

Start drawing, stop thinking.

What is your hidden talent or claim to fame?

Finding items that people have lost. It is my superpower.

If you could have a dinner party with your favorite artists (living or deceased), who would you invite and why?

Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. I’d be fascinated to see what they’d think of the present moment and what kind of work they’d be doing now.
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