Studio Visit: Zachary Marvick

May 28, 2018

True blue old gold friends are what life’s all about - that’s why we’re so jazzed to be working again with Zachary Marvick.

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Back in the day Zachary was a barista at the Ace Portland and Belmont cafes, bringing posi vibes wherever he went. He made the drinks, he stoked the people out, and his beautiful mandala-like drawings hung on the walls a number of times while exhibiting in the cafes. Always an artist, he’s maintained his practice wherever is his on his path - we couldn’t feel luckier to find ourselves collaborating again.

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When asked about his work, Zach isn’t so interested in formal artist statements. He’s a super chill guy, who asserts that one of his main focuses in his artistry is maintaining human connections. “I’m mostly in it for my friends” he said over a cup of tea in his treehouse-like apartment in Southeast Portland.

His studio is sparse, with light filtered in through tree limbs and dampened street sounds. Every morning before he puts pencil to paper, in a little spot in the corner, he meditates on the intention he wants to put in to his work that day.

Though his drawings may feel dream like, they are very deliberate. Some honor his friends, some recall alien bodies in ecstatic dance, all of them hold movement, and require an incredibly steady hand to accomplish their minute line-work.

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Zach makes prints to order, and all inquiries about his work can be made through his Instagram.