Michael Zavros constructs photorealistic paintings of contemporary mythologies which detail scenes of surreal juxtapositions, materialism, consumerism, and narcissism. Zavros’ images are both highly aestheticized and deeply contemplative reflections of his own life, both real and imagined. Extending to drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture, his broader practice explores a myriad of themes surrounding luxury, beauty, and decadence.
Zavros lives and works in Brisbane; his work has been exhibited in major museums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe, such as Art Los Angeles Contemporary (2016); Art Basel Hong Kong (2015); Starkwhite, Auckland (2014); Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (2013); Rockhampton Art Gallery, Brisbane (2013); Philip Bacon Galleries (2013); Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW (2012); Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne (2011). His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including The National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum, Artbank, National Portrait Gallery, Griffith University Art Collection, Newcastle Region Art Gallery and Tasmanian Museum and Gallery.