Oliver Cole Gallery


301 NW 28th street

FL 33127 Miami

United States

Phone : 3053920179

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URL : www.olivercolegallery.com

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Oliver Cole   (Owner Curator)

Umberto Ambrosini   (Director)

About

Oliver Cole is a Contemporary Gallery based in Miami. Featuring Modern, Street and Pop Art.

The Gum is Fresh -  Taher Jaoui

Taher Jaoui The Gum is Fresh

Five Finger Discount -  Dan Alva

Dan Alva Five Finger Discount

Heart Like a Lion -  Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown Heart Like a Lion

Luca - Jenny  Boot

Jenny Boot Luca

Bubbly Blue -  Christine Vasilescu

Christine Vasilescu Bubbly Blue

Fake It Till You Make It -  Dan Alva

Dan Alva Fake It Till You Make It

Thick As Thieves -  Dan Alva

Dan Alva Thick As Thieves

Sunny Red -  Christine Vasilescu

Christine Vasilescu Sunny Red

Blind Intuition - Jenny  Boot

Jenny Boot Blind Intuition

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Banksy  (+)

    Detailed Description : Banksy, a street artist whose identity remains unknown, is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974. He rose to prominence for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s. Banksy is the subject of a 2010 documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which examines the relationship between commercial and street art. Banksy's artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work often engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activist

  • Ai Weiwei  (+)

    Detailed Description : Born on August 28, 1957 in Beijing, China, Ai Weiwei is without any doubts one of the most celebrated contemporary artist and political activist of our days. His provocative blend of Chinese tradition and craftsmanship within fully contemporary practice serves his strong criticism of human rights violations and condemnations of governmental corruption. His own life since childhood has been marked by his struggles and fights against Chinese Government. His father, a renewed poet, was declared “class enemy” and sent to labour camp with his family.He was secretly detained without any official charges being filed for 81 days from April 3 to June 22, 2011 by Chinese government and his passport was held for 4 years afterwards. Since being allowed to leave China in 2015, he has been living in Berlin, Germany, where he has produced monumental installations and artworks that advocate for refugee rights and make awareness on the global crisis of displacement. The power in his art is its ability to make explicit non-violent form of dissent.

  • Mila Alexander  (+)

    Detailed Description : Seductive and powerful are the two best adjectives to describe the photorealistic portraits of Russian born painter Mila Alexander. In her search for attitude and allure, Alexander bypasses the typical vacant good looks in favour of more engaging and exotic models. She is best known for creating sensual and powerful vignette edged photorealistic portraits. Reflecting the artist, each work demonstrates a controlled self awareness manifested in the feminine power of the artist and the confident portrayal of her muses. Alexander, who started her career in fashion industry working for top UK couture houses, is fascinated by female beauty and sensuality, as well as art and fashion. Mila Alexander lives and works in London, UK, and loves experiencing diverse cultures and various forms of creativity. The artist plan is to depict women of all skin colours, and to reflect the diversity of global culture. Each of Alexander’s portraits are beautifully intense, keeping viewers captivated by the fire that burns within each brush stroke. Her artistry represents an incredible fusion or painterly talent alongside a contemporary vision and Alexander’s ambition as an artist is to create a timeless piece of art that will outlive the artist itself. Her work has been bought and collected internationally, and many of her collectors are well-known figures in the public eye.

  • Dan Alva  (+)

    Detailed Description : Born in 1984, American artist Dan Alva comes from a Spanish background of fine artists. Based in Miami, Alva’s works are a hybrid of mixed-media, sculptures, and paintings, often with subversive undertones. Alva has been working as a creative in Advertising for over 15 years, which is how his Brandalism Series came to fruition. Alva is revealing the truth behind the industry by stealing other brands' advertisements. Words and phrases are superimposed on the prints, and acrylic spray cans are then punctured and allowed to explode freely onto the advert. Alva’s latest Outsourced Series is a re-interpretation of old master paintings using original materials and methods with a modern approach. He also has work in The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent film collection.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Dan Alva - Thick As Thieves Thick As Thieves
    •  Dan Alva - Fake It Till You Make It Fake It Till You Make It
    •  Dan Alva - Five Finger Discount Five Finger Discount

  • Jenny Boot  (+)

    Detailed Description : Since the beginning of her career Jenny Boot wanted to convey her feelings though art and for this reason she started painting, but soon discovered that with photography she could control her vision even more. Jenny graduated in fashion photography at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam and she has worked for many magazines, been nominated for many awards (including Photography Masters Cup, Fotogram awards, Cannes Lion, Creative award), winning the PANL # 21 members choice award in 2012 and gaining an honorable nomination at the prestigious Moscow International Foto Award. Her work has been presented at the most prestigious international art fairs. Her artworks are part of the collection at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, beside artists like Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, KAWS and Dustin Yellin.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jenny  Boot - Blind Intuition Blind Intuition
    • Jenny  Boot - Luca Luca

  • Jeremy Brown  (+)

    Detailed Description : Born in 1981 in South Africa. Currently based in Atlanta, self-taught artist Jeremy Brown’s works play with context, form, material, and color, often to vibrant results. Emerging into the contemporary art world in 2015 with the debut of his first exhibition ‘Love Marks The Spot’, Brown finds inspiration in the the calm and in the chaos. Merging raw abstract markings, layering, text and clean lines, Brown has developed a style that entertains and inspires thought. Through the use of layered glass-like uv resin, Brown creates works with physical depth, natural shadows and a three-dimensional feel. Between the layers of cured resin, splatters of paint, abstract markings and text are met with clean sections of color. The combination of these lead the viewer's eye to inspect every inch of the painting, constantly finding new details. Since his debut, in just a few years, Brown has developed a strong following, list of notable collectors and has been invited to exhibit with galleries across the globe.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Jeremy Brown - Heart Like a Lion Heart Like a Lion

  • Niclas Castello  (+)

    Detailed Description : Niclas Castello (b. 1978 in Neuhaus am Rennweg) is a German contemporary artist influenced by pop art, neo-expressionism and street art. He took the art arena by storm and is considered to be one of the world's top contemporary artists today. Niclas moved to New York to pursue his artistic career, soon after, his talent was recognized by Arleen Schloss, an American performance artist and curator known for being a mentor of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. During his two-year stay at Arleen Schloss' New York loft, he immersed himself in neo-expressionism and established his distinctive style, so well known to today's art community. In 2016, Niclas presented his innovative Cube Paintings, where a destruction of one art form transforms into another art form, sculpture. Such reintroduction of a relationship between sculpture and painting gained him wide success and recognition. Niclas Castello's artwork is exhibited internationally, takes part in art fairs, like Art Basel, honored in the world's most important art institutions, and recognized by renowned auction houses like Phillips de Pury London and New York. In 2017 Niclas Castello has been honored with a solo show at Museum Barlach in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Tony Cragg  (+)

    Detailed Description : Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool on 9 April 1949. In 1969 he enrolled in the foundation course at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art from 1970 to 1973, and then until 1977 at the Royal College of Ar. In in 1978 he began teaching at the Kunstakademie of Düsseldorf. His work is notable for its exploration of different materials, including found objects and raw matter of various kinds.Cragg's method of dispassionate ordering and composing seeks to make evident the vast array of objects and images that surround us, but with which he feels modern man has only a superficial relationship, based on function alone. In order to enhance our imaginative and emotional relationship with the world at large, Cragg proposed beginning with physical matter as the fundamental basis of experience. Tony Cragg won the Turner Prize in 1988 and represented Britain at the 42nd Venice Biennale in the same year.

  • Stephen Graham  (+)

    Detailed Description : Over the course of a decade Stephen Graham developed a unique vision in the field of creative direction, making his mark both internationally and in the South African market. Stephen’s focus has been on décor, fashion and lifestyle with aim to innovate and redefine industry expectations. Stephen’s approach is best described as ‘experiential design’. Stephen has a notable eye for creating dynamic and inspirational set designs for magazine covers, editorials, theatre, television, film and events. His imaginative and novel approach to design has translated itself into works that have been featured on the covers of magazines, in various fashion and lifestyle spreads, and viewed on television shows. Stephen was formally trained at the prestigious and world-renowned Central Saint Martins in London. With this strong foundation, Stephen began his career in London, one of the world’s creative hubs. Passionate about his home country and having drawn from his experience in London, Stephen returned to South Africa to continue his creative journey. Stephen has been able to draw from his international experience and translate his expertise to complement and take the South African industry to the next level. In addition to successfully fulfilling the role of a theatre designer and conceptual creative director, Stephen has excelled as an artist. Stephen’s approach to art, which has been exhibited and features in private collections around the world, is again very unique. Stephen’s philosophy has always been to instill his love for what he does in his work and invites others to share in this.He exhibits his work at Art Palm Beach and Art Wynwood with Oliver Cole Gallery.

  • Joseph Grazi  (+)

    Detailed Description : Brooklyn born artist Joseph Grazi graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2006. Since then, he has been widely exhibited throughout NYC. In addition to being included in major national and international collections, Grazi has been featured in widespread publications like Interview and Relapse Magazine. Grazi utilizes a wide variety of media such as taxidermic animals, acrylics, wood and other materials, compositionally designed to neutralize fear through order and arrangement. Animal and human skulls, bones and taxidermic bats can trigger fright and relief at the same time when placed together. His goal is to alleviate the most ancient fears through acknowledgment of individual power and control in the hope that such acknowledgment can lead to a better understanding of our place in the natural world. Grazi currently lives and works in Chelsea, New York City, where he also moonlights as the frontman in the art rock band Ferrari Truck.

  • Damien Hirst  (+)

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  • Taher Jaoui  (+)

    Detailed Description : Taher Jaoui's compositions are built on an intuitive and an unconscious process. He uses different sources of inspiration, spanning from cartoon and graffiti-like drawings to Abstract Expressionism and Primitivism movements. Jaoui’ s work joins together painting and drawing, abstraction and representation. Through a personal language in his compositions, he aims to stimulate a the viewer’s feelings and imagination and let him build his own interpretation of the picture. His often compose with semi-figurative elements, such as heads, legs, eyes or hands. He combines an aggressive use of color and texture with various combinations of oil, enamel, spray paint and charcoal on canvas. Taher Jaoui was born in Tunis, Tunisia and currently lives and works between Paris and Berlin. His work has already been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions across Europe, Africa and the USA.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Taher Jaoui - The Gum is Fresh The Gum is Fresh

  • Michael Kalish  (+)

    Detailed Description : Michael Kalish combined pop culture and idealistic american fascination elevating the “lowly license plate” from the junkyard to the museum. In using this new medium, he became the artist responsible for creating a new genre, winning international acclaim, and setting his expectations-defying career into motion. His license plate works include homages to America itself and to many of it’s most recognizable faces, capturing the likenesses of Marilyn, Elvis. The Beatles, and Mickey Mouse, all with a wink to pop masters such as Warhol and Lichtenstein. His roses, both framed and freestanding, are made from automobile parts; their surprising voluptuousness led to solo exhibitions in Museums and Galleries in Stockholm, Geneva and New York. His giant abstracts, comprised of recycled classic car parts from the 50’s and 60’s, triumphantly declare their resurrections. His three-dimensional editions, constructed of high-gloss metal layers, playfully interact with viewers, affording unique experiences depending upon their vantage points. Monumental outdoor installations by Kalish include: the historic Muhammad Ali tribute- “reALIze”- wherein 1300 punching bags suspended 22-feet high conspire to form a three- dimensional rendering of the heavyweight champion’s famous face, a series of two dozen towering pinwheels engineered on behalf of COPD awareness- exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art, as well as The Perrier-Jouet Monument and “Raise The Caliber, a monumental public work made of reclaimed guns designed as a statement against violence, which is currently traveling the US. His unique position as a preeminent arbiter of style and taste has led to features in People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Details, Wired,

  • Alex Katz  (+)

    Detailed Description : New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

  • ZMK  (+)

    Detailed Description : Zac Knudson is a glass artist from South Florida, known as ZMK. He gives a fresh, outside-the-box insight on the use of glass in contemporary art, pushing the boundaries of its conventional use. He explores the central role of the human character, its fragility, and relationship to the power of money and vainglory of our society. ZMK experiments with glass since the early stages of his artistic career, he discovered the ways to create an illusion of depth by means of using lights and layering. His work is instantly attractive, radical, and extravagant. The incorporation of text and ordinary objects, "readymades", such as fire extinguisher, dollars, and skeletons create a metaphor and articulate a straight-forward message. Collectively, the artist's work is a commentary on essential and controversial topics of contemporary society with sarcasm and sense of humor.

  • Jeff Koons  (+)

    Detailed Description : Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

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  • Robert Longo  (+)

    Detailed Description : Robert Longo burst onto the New York art scene as a brash 25-year-old with “Men in the Cities,” his iconic 1983 large-scale charcoal drawings of businessmen posing in uncanny contortions. “I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you,” he said in 1984. “Whether it’s going to do it visually or physically, I’ll take either way.” Longo works and reworks his charcoal into thick-textured surfaces, giving his velvety drawings deep, blackened expanses and sharply contrasting whites; his forms are at once representational and softly elusive. Having been fascinated with popular culture as a child, Longo centers his practice on transposing images and the resulting transformation of meaning, linking him with the Pictures Generation. “An artist should know art history,” he says. “Shock value only lasts so long.” His recent works have included series depicting women in burkas, ocean waves, nuclear explosions, views of Sigmund Freud’s apartment, and zoo animals in cages.

  • Justin Lyons  (+)

    Detailed Description : A contemporary artist from the Florida panhandle Justin Lyons credits his first introduction into the world of street art as "the spark" that led him to pursue his own form of artistic expression. “What I am after is capturing the thoughts and feelings of the human condition with images and words that make you stop and think about what's in front of you. I want to make honest art, raw art, vulnerable art, art that makes you happy, art that makes you cry,” and ultimately, art that's approachable to everyone and the human element within. He works with various media, including wood (sometimes found), acrylic, house paint, photographs, spray paint, oil stick, epoxy resin and pencil. Justin’s inspirations are mainly triggered by a word, phrase or thought, which intend to tell a story in association with the other elements within the composition. Omitting details, Justin gives the viewer freedom of interpretation that allows to connect with a piece of art.

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  • J.Margulis  (+)

    Detailed Description : J.Margulis was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970. Margulis works predominantly in the medium of Geometric 3D Sculpture, Mixed media, and Photography. He completed advanced courses in photography and master B&W lab work under Ricardo Ferreira at Instituto Neumann in Caracas, Venezuela from 1986 to 1990 and he also holds a BA in Management from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas completed in 1994. As most Venezuelan artists from his generation, Margulis came of age with the rise of Geometric abstractionism and Kinetic art, influenced early on by his encounters with the works of Venezuelan kinetic artist Jesús Soto and Naum Gabo, the Russian constructivist sculptor, specifically through his expsoure to Gabo’s Linear Constructions in Space series, which challenge the construction of volume and space, creating figures with fine threads on a structure. For Margulis, abstraction is the language in which he expects magic to happen, an argot that he masters with ease, where space and its possible construction with the minimum use of materials become one of the playful strategies of his artistic expression. His colorfully sculpted elements emerge as models for his photographic creations, and conversely, each medium coexisting individually, yet dialoguing with the other, creating a variety of discourses based on different perceptions, in an infinite loop in which one agent of expression nurtures and enriches the other. Margulis’ effort has evolved to become a combination of sculpture and photography, creating visual compositions within two different languages and discourses that complement one another. He has participated in several exhibitions and relevant International Art fairs and his art belongs in private collections in Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Italy, Spain, Australia, China, Dubai and the United States. J.Margulis resides and works in Miami, Florida with his wife and three children.

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  • Julian Opie  (+)

    Detailed Description : Julian Opie's distinctive reductive style draws from diverse influences including billboards, classical portraiture and sculpture, dance, Japanese woodblocks, and cartoons. His work comprises silhouettes, animations, LED animations, and simplified portraits and landscapes (such as Landscape? from 1998-99, a screen print of trees, grass, and sky in a flat pictorial rendering that recalls a child's puzzle). Employing a variety of media and technologies to make "paintings" of his subjects, Opie distills everyday images and experiences into concise but evocative signs and pictograms.

  • Rich Simmons  (+)

    Detailed Description : Rich Simmons is a self-taught Urban Pop Artist from London who gained an international recognition creating the iconic street art image of Will and Kate before the royal wedding. He developed his artistic identity by collective inspiration from various sources and art genres. Such experimentation with styles and movements resulted into a fusion of elements, mainly from comic books, graffiti, and Pop Art. Rich's aesthetic can be characterized by a provocative subject, sense of humor, vibrant colors, use of handcrafted stenciling, and reclaimed billboards. His art is in high demand and is showcased in New York, Singapore, Baku, Paris, Dubai, Monaco, Geneva, London, and Miami.

  • Donald Sultan  (+)

    Detailed Description : Donald Sultan (USA, born 1951) is a distinguished painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the New Yorker “New Image” movement. He has a unique artistic method and innovative approach to traditional subject matter. Known as Abstract Representation, Donald Sultan´s art is characterized by the use of geometric black forms set against organic areas of bright color, thus bringing an abstract sensibility to his iconographic images of still life.Throughout his career he has revisited and reinvented still life, using images of lemons, poppies, playing cards, fruits, flowers, and other objects. Donald Sultan’s Lemons, a recurrent theme in his artworks, has, in fact, become an iconic image all over the world.

  • Francisco Valverde  (+)

    Detailed Description : Valverde was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Mexico, of a Cuban father and Mexican mother. Early in his career, he was known for his work in contemporary figurative painting. While teaching traditional techniques and large-format painting at Morelense Center for the Arts (Centro Morelense de las Artes), Francisco became inspired by his students’ search for their individual expression, which lead to his own quest for a new artistic practice. Francisco began working on large canvases, using bottle dispensers filled with colorful synthetic materials instead of traditional paints and brushes. His goal was to re-create the essential element within drawing and painting: the line. The resulting lines were imperfect and denied the traditional representative characteristic of a line, or what Francisco describes as “righteousness.” These paintings formed a rhythmic structure in which a certain order was realized. This initiated his new direction. Francisco’s current work utilizes plastic materials to build complexity. These compositions imply a story by utilizing the power of line, direction, suggestive backgrounds, mysterious forms, and variety of depths. Obsession and freedom, as Francisco describes, comprise his current body of work: the obsession with a daily routine, and the freedom, that retains his experimentation as a child drawing and scribbling on a piece of paper for the very first time. He recognizes that, perhaps, smooth finishes of his paintings conserve a certain commitment to tradition. For the artist, these paintings also reminiscent of the colorful, shiny candies he used to eat as a child at local fairs. Passionate about public and urban art, Francisco recently participated in The Street Is Yours project in the State of Mexico. And, in 2015, the artist produced an urban intervention at the “SMART Art festival 2015” in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Francisco Valverde obtained a BA in Fine Arts at the University Art Center College of Design in Pasa

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  • Anja Van Herle

    Biography : Born in Belgium in 1969, Anja’s early interest in fashion design led her to a career in arts. In 1987, she enrolled in Belgium’s prestigious Institute of Art and earned a Master of Fine Art in Painting. In 2003 Anja relocated to Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works. Her work embodies a European sense of style with American influences. Reflecting on the timeless elements of High Fashion, Anja Van Herle creates elegant and exquisite artwork that incorporates within both, contemporary and classic ideas of glamour and femininity. She remains loyal to her figurative subject, female portraiture with perfect facial features, flawless, polished, chic, and playful. Often framed in oversized eyewear covered with Swarovski crystals. Eyewear plays a central symbolic role in her pieces, as Anja explains, if the eyes are the window to the soul, then glasses are more than just an accessory. The incorporation of sunglasses allows defining personality whose eyes tell a story and capture emotions. Van Herle is known for reintroducing a traditional representation of Fashion in her own artistic manner. Anja’s work currently presented alongside Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Banksy, and Basquiat. Additionally, she’s shown with Shepard Fairey, Retna, Damien Hirst, Chuck Close and Victoria’s Secret fashion photographer Russell James. Her work has been featured at Art Palm Beach and Art Wynwood with Oliver Cole Gallery.

  • Ceve'  (+)

    Detailed Description : CÉVÉ was born in Paris, France, in 1951. She specializes in contemporary sculpture and is recognized easily by her style - the pureness of the line and the soft smooth bronze she beautifully creates. As part of her intention, she considers that a sculpture should not only be looked at, but it should make the art-lover feel like he or she is actually feeling it. Renowned sculptor, CÉVÉ is a member of jury and curator for many exhibitions in France and around the globe. In the past ten years, she has taken part in more than a hundred exhibitions, and she was invited to expose as an exclusive artist nine times where she received twenty-seven distinctions. In 2013, CÉVÉ was named Chairman of SNBA - the Sculpture Department of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts - first female artist to gain this responsibility. In 2014, she entered the Daubigny Museum (Auvers-Sur-Oise, France) and in 2016, the historical Pompon Museum (Daubigny, France) for a solo exhibition.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Christine Vasilescu - Sunny Red Sunny Red
    •  Christine Vasilescu - Bubbly Blue Bubbly Blue

  • John Zoller  (+)

    Detailed Description : John Zoller was born in Trenton, New Jersey, currently resides in Miami, Florida. He creates Op Art, in monochromatic and primary colors. The central idea of his art revolves around the perception of space, movement, and dynamics within the composition. His precise lines and geometry preserve classic traditions and tendencies of optical art, where the viewer is fully consumed, in a way hypnotized, by the imagery. John Zoller is able to transform plain, flat surface into the illusion of three-dimensional space by means of simple lines and shapes.