Nick Zaremba (B.1979) works as a multimedia artist based in Boston, Massachusetts.
His youthful yet conceptual artwork ranges from small drawings and prints to site specific 3D installations and large scale commissioned murals.
Zaremba combines influences from his youthful mischief, time spent skateboarding, his admiration for DIY ideology, his fascination with nature and finding beauty in the urban environment with his love for subjects of color, space, time, psychology, semiotics, art history, and symbolism.
Zaremba has exhibited on the East Coast of the U.S. as well as globally from Hong Kong to Montreal. Most notably, he was part of a two-person exhibition at Gladstone Gallery in New York, as well as featured as one of the “40 Artists You Should Know” in the nationally juried publication; New American Painters.
Zaremba’s work has been acquired by prestigious collections, including Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection - From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer- which was shown at the Yokahama Museum of Art in Japan in 2016.
Nick Zaremba's commercial clients have included Converse, Toy2R, Neiman Marcus, Pepsi, and Vans.
STATEMENT [ September 2017 ]
"When I think of my work nowadays and what it’s about, the only way I can form my description is in broken phrases and singular words.
With that being said, the following pertain to my work;
concept based - feelings - fast vs. slow making - catharsis - etheric - records of my vision and how I see things - palimpsest - autotelic - solipsism - pareidolia - special language - ethos - freedom - Wabi Sabi - exploration - seeing vs. understanding - intellect - importance - looking at the world through my hands - television cartoon influenced
My process of making what I consider my work comes from my wonderment for other things besides my daily routines and because a lot of the time I'm not satisfied with much...some would say this is escapism and maybe a negative trait..Which on some levels I agree with .. but it's more than that - it's a searching, and a questioning and a natural process for me..
Also I want to declare that a big piece of making work for me includes the flow of chance ... for instance, the only paints I use are ones I find by chance at hardware stores discarded as mistakes.. the papers I use mainly come from randomly collecting out of the trash at my work... and the characters that appear in my work usually come from random shapes that appear on the surface when I drop my brush to them ...
One thing people usually ask me about my work is do u usually start off with the intent of making characters in some sort of scene ? For this I have to let them know, no the eyes and faces and bodies show themselves to me at the very end of making an abstracted field . My therapist proposed to me recently that maybe I find my feelings And they show themselves to me at the very end .. after making and moving through the abstract. "