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Tim Zercie

MA work

I read about many esoteric, mystical and religious subjects, varying from the Kabbalah, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, The Golden Dawn, The O.T.O., Tarot, Alchemy and Thelema Magick. These texts contain many symbols that are deeply connected with rituals to help one connect with the Higher Supreme Being. Within this investigation I interpret this literature and symbols into physical entities, conjuring out deities, angels or demons from a personal realm. In order to survive the process of creation and mutilation, sewing and drawing have become meditative rituals while painting has become a personal performance. 'Alchemical' processes through material are at play, and are represented with specific effects that creep over into the multidimensional edge. These beings embody seductive high-spirited colours that magnetise attention, but veil the amputation and beheading that transform a grotesque act into a divine one.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2013

  • I read about many esoteric, mystical and religious subjects, varying from the Kabbalah, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, The Golden Dawn, The O.T.O., Tarot, Alchemy and Thelema Magick. These texts contain many symbols that are deeply connected with rituals to help one connect with the Higher Supreme Being. Within this investigation I interpret this literature and symbols into physical entities, conjuring out deities, angels or demons from a personal realm. In order to survive the process of creation and mutilation, sewing and drawing have become meditative rituals while painting has become a personal performance. 'Alchemical' processes through material are at play, and are represented with specific effects that creep over into the multidimensional edge. These beings embody seductive high-spirited colours that magnetise attention, but veil the amputation and beheading that transform a grotesque act into a divine one.

  • Degrees

  • BFA, Painting and Printmaking, Montserrat College of Art, MA, USA, 2009; MA, Fine Art, Eastern Illinois University, USA, 2010
  • Experience

  • Online art auctioneer: online sales and shipment, Artefino Gallery INC., Jim Thorpe, PA, USA, 2010–11; Teaching assistant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA, 2009–10; Printmaking technician, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, USA, 2008–9
  • Exhibitions

  • Show RCA 2012, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; OPEN BOOK: Performance and Live Art, Testbed 1, London, 2012; APOCALYPTICOLOR, The Embassy, Scranton, PA, USA, 2011; The Family Conjuration, Solo show, Et Al Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2013
  • Awards

  • Winner, Royal College of Art Bursary, 2012; Winner, Summer Studio Programme Bursary, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010; Winner, Full Tuition Fellowship & Teaching Assistantship, Eastern Illinois University, 2010
  • Conferences

  • Tim Zercie, Artist Talk/Tutorials, BA Painting Lecture, Wimbledon College of Art, 2013
  • Publications

  • 'Finding Your Inner Mysticism at Et Al Projects', Allison Galgiani, Bushwick Daily, 2013; 'Tim Zercie: Artist Presentation', FPDV Revue Digitale, 2012