Surface 1 - Oil on board - 2019
"Zachary feels that his study of molecular biology has given him new lines of enquiry for looking into the texture, foundations and structure of the world around him. But he is also aware that, however technical some of his scientific interests may be, they need to be transmuted so that the painting can become an embodiment, a being in its own right.
Here his remarkable and often tender colour sense comes into play. Its sensory appeal sometimes offsets the cool clarity of the scientific idea. There is certainly a deft artistic strategy behind the handling of movement in many of his paintings, while space and image are carefully held in balance."
British art historian and collector writing about the work and process of creation