Monday, June 1, 2009


Please go check at Zio's new store at 87 East Blithedale , this is a gift to Mill Valley. Sharing his artist statement below.

My collections of clothing are based off my paintings. By taking certain images and icons from my work and translating them into clothing products, I give my customer an opportunity to take a piece of work away with them. Because my creative process and work are transitory by nature, the products of this process are constantly evolving and giving those who appreciate my work a chance to wear new Zio Ziegler clothing often. While the work is ephemeral, the continuity in both products and paintings lies within my style. My work is inspired by everything at once . A capricious creation directly inspired by the moment make take place one day, while an “automatic drawing” may happen the next. My work is the manifestation of all that is in my mind, whether conscious or subconscious, philosophy or mountain biking, Ego or Id, my work is a collectively inspired by the movements of the universe around me. I am constantly developing a lexicon of imagery in my artwork that both aids narrative and concept as a constant element in the ephemeral subject matter of my work. Eastern Philosophies, an eclectic range of literature and nature are constant points of contact for the concepts of my work, but similar to my style, my concepts are constantly building into a pieces that exemplify more of a process than a premeditated and thoroughly simplified translatable creation. My silk screens, paintbrushes, spray paint, quills and pencils are tools of visceral expression in my creations and help me reach the desired product of my process, work and life: Happiness.