In his self-taught practice, Zach Therrien has explored perception and subjectivity through different materials and mediums. He began painting in 2021 to help cope with isolation and diminishing mental health. His work illustrates the creativity of shapes used abstractly as parts of the human body, highlighting personal interpretations of everyday life. He recently began experimenting with his perception of objects and forms found outside of humans and social interactions. Zach labels himself as a Contemporary Neo-Expressionism artist but remains free of stylistic constraints.
The lack of subjective expressions in everyday life is my inspiration for creating. I view the world differently and have the desire to illustrate that perspective.
Mental health and its impact are at the forefront of my pieces. Through various mediums, I convey thoughts, emotions, and stories that I otherwise can't.
My creations range from traditional acrylic on canvas to numerous mediums on wood, cardboard, clothing, etc. I started creating in early 2021.