2) Zachary Benson Friedberg is an emerging self-taught pop-surreal artist working out of Santa Ana, California and exhibiting his artwork regularly throughout Southern California.
3). I have always been fascinated by the unknown and our species’ capacity to eventually understand what was previously unknown. Yet, the breadth of what we do know about ourselves, our universe, and existence is monumentally dwarfed by what we do not know. The infinite quality of the unknown inspires my curiosity in equally infinite measure. I am overwhelmed by wonder when I look at the night sky and recognize how insignificant we are on a cosmic scale in both space and time. However, for many people, contemplating the unknown reveals uncertainty that undermines their security in the world around them, so they avoid thinking about it. At best, this aversion can manifest as complacency and at worst as active resistance to new ideas. This complacency is increasingly pervasive today and the beings Presents in my work represent the unknown forces both real and prospective that observe us, judge us, and may undermine our future should we not identify and understand them first.