He paints what he appears to have become - a poster boy for a life perfected.He lives an outwardly perfect life, perfectly groomed for lifestyle magazines and shared through social media (he has 99,500 followers on Instagram).will also be screening in 2018 in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s durational film programme that is dedicated to long-format moving image works (of at least four hours running time) that are screened twice annually on the longest and shortest days in December and June.The artist wishes to acknowledge the support of Youkobo Art Space Tokyo, Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand Bio Richard Maloy works in a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, video and installation.This painting sits alongside a self-portrait of the artist (complete with artist’s moniker) as played by supermodel Sean O’Pry; Zavros as his best imagined self.In we see a stylish arrangement of two beautiful things - an ionic column juxtaposed with a famous koru painting by Gordon Walters.
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Installation view: Starkwhite booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 is a video work made up of many performative actions by the artist, utilising an art material – found clay – and set within an art studio environment.
In 2012 Zavros was awarded the inaugural Bulgari Art Award through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
In 2016 he won the Mosman Art Prize and in 2010 he was awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the world’s richest prize for portraiture.
As writer Laurence Simmons says: “Like advertising, what is being created in a Zavros painting is not so much an object, a type of physical thing, but rather an artificial need or desire.”Viewed collectively melded fact and fiction.
Whether by design or fate Zavros’s own (brief) history has become the stuff of fictionalised legend - that he paints only in suits, that he lives a life of unrestrained glamour, that his Instagram depicts his best life.