CLIFTON CONVERSATIONS – Caroline Baum in conversation with CHRIS ZANKO
Christopher Zanko is an early career Artist from Wollongong, south of Sydney Australia.
By carving and chiseling line and pattern, Zanko nods to the production qualities of the print – the play with negative and positive space and the dynamic between thick line and planar shapes. The printmaking quality suggests the multiple, much as the buildings selected are houses of a type, reproduced with variation across suburbs. The drafted line, textured mark and dramatic shadow are synthesised into a language that suggests the architectural rendering of the mid-century modern.
Zanko graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Wollongong University with Distinction in Painting (BCA). He has shown widely across Australia in regional and commercial galleries, most recently a finalist in The Wynne Prize 2019. Christopher Zanko is part of The Wollongong University collection as well as Wollongong Regional Gallery’s collection.