Justin M Zielke

Ezra (2023)

Justin Zielke, a visual artist working with sculpture and video, is interested in the complexities of embodied cognition, exploring the enigmatic sensation of being both within and outside ourselves. His art seamlessly blends traditional and digital techniques, often infusing the sculpting process with a narrative thread. Employing classical sculpture, stop-frame animation, 3D scanning, and the formal language of photography, Zielke evokes an introspective quality that investigates sensorimotor functions and subjective experiences. His video Ezra embodies a specific exploration, born from a personal conversation with his partner about the prospect of starting a family.