By Kat Zagaria for PaperClips215
POSTED: September 15, 2013
Adam Mazur newest show Origins: The Final Frontier is an exploration of symbols across cultures and time. His beautifully rendered works on paper convey a sense of mysticism and a oneness that encompasses people, animals, symbols, environments, planets, and galaxies.
Geometric outlines find peace overlaying a dinosaur’s skeleton, while a man’s face is obscured by the stars. While a man wears headphones in one piece, a mother-like goddess figure radiates in another. The symbology in Mazur’s paintings on paper span space and time. Many of Mazur’s paintings are inspired by a book he owns on symbology. References to cultures as varied as Native American, African, and modern day can be found.
The name of his show is telling as well. Origins: The Final Frontier is Mazur’s way of looking to the past in order to understand what is ahead. He hopes to connect with his viewer on a spiritual level by incorporating such varied cultural symbology throughout his work. The viewer is able to see his or her own cultural heritage through different aspects across many different works, and yet also can recognize the “other’s” symbology that blends seamlessly with one’s own. At its core, Origins is a show examining the oneness of humanity across certain spheres, which is truly the final frontier that, in Mazur’s eyes, we have yet to conquer.