About the Artist:
Zave was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He never met his mother. As a child Zave was a problem child, and stayed in trouble. Zave was introduced to art and in his words “art changed his outlook on life and has brought him closer to God. He now looks upon his life and talents as a gift, for which he is very thankful.
Zave's Artist Statement:
"I am of the father, as the father is of me; therefore I do the will of him, through the expression of my craft."
Comments by the Assistant Curator
Along with a religious background in Nelson’s work, Surrealism and Symbolism plays a role in his pieces. Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, two Surrealist painters, created their artwork with symbols and Freudian theories. Nelson’s artwork contains multiple layers. At first glance, the viewer sees a compilation of images and subjects but then is able to bring their own experiences into the piece and dissect Nelson’s true intention.