Mateo Zapata Zachai - Collect
Artist: Mateo Zapata Zachai (Seattle, WA)
Title: Untitled (Central District), 2009
Size: 8 x 10" paper
Print Type: C-Print
Price: $100 (print only)
ABOUT THE WORK
In Double-Take, a series of deconstructed photographs, Zachai uses a bold and unorthodox darkroom technique – he punches holes in the 6 x 7 negative and reconstructs the photograph in the darkroom. The images are stylistic and contemporary – a black background with rows of disaggregated photographic circles – reminiscent of Lichtenstein’s Ben-Day Dots and Chuck Close’s cell –grid portraits. Each photograph captures an image from a Seattle neighborhood, and the series composes a familiar and foreign look into Zachai’s own backyard.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mateo Zapata Zachai received his MFA in Photography from Yale University in 1999 and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco Art Institute in 1997. He has taught photography and design at the Photo Center NW. Zachai has exhibited nationally; his most recent exhibit was at Martin-Zambito Fine Art in Seattle. Zachai’s work has been collected both nationally and internationally including the Prentice and Paul Sack Collection in San Francisco. Double-Take was exhibited at the College Art Gallery, Shoreline Community College in 2012.