Zuriel Waters

Zuriel Waters constructs his work entirely from hand-ground acrylic paint on sewn fabric held together with small dress pins. Waters makes each piece through an iterative process that retains traces of the time of year they were made, the artist’s location, and his ever-changing state of mind—a process that falls somewhere between fashion design and painting. He refers to these abstractions as “bugs,” allowing them to be seen figuratively, like pinned butterflies suspended in perpetual metamorphoses. As objects meant to uplift, these artworks emanate fleeting hope and beauty through their organic shapes and pleasing colors. Each also folds up, as they are designed to occupy a maximum amount of wall space with a minimum amount of storage.


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