Nae Zerkas work deal thematically with digitalisation. The creation of a metaverse is on the agenda of the so-called digital giants and our society is undergoing a major transformation. To illustrate this transformation, he created digital 3D meshes from portrait photographs and distorted them. These are then additionally painted over. In order to see the truth, something has to be taken away, so to speak. This also creates a kind of erasure. Most of the works are realised without colour in order not to distract from the search for truth.
Nae Zerka, born 1969, lives and works in Salzburg, Austria. In the age of frequent digital disruption, visual artist Nae Zerka showcase in his work the promising possibilities of painting with technology. As a child of the 80s, Nae Zerka has a penchant for computerrelated activities, including electronic music and graphic design. His artistic practice infuses visual elements borrowed from these disciplines with a painterly touch. Together with the use of contrasts and line work, they form new transformed worlds made possible by the digital realm.