Centered around the intersection of the virtual and the physical both in concept and process, Australian born, Los Angeles based artist Jonathan Zawada is often seeking to create tangible artifacts of transient, ephemeral virtual experiences in his work. Known for his multi-faceted approach to the field of art and design which weave both the analogue and digital, often focusing on a blend between the artificial and the natural world. Zawada’s practice is informed by his early roots in web design and coding and his further evolution into commercial graphic design, illustration and art direction and now includes object and furniture design, sculpture, video, installation and painting. He has won awards for his graphic design including two Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIAS) for album artwork and has presented solo exhibitions of his oil paintings and installation in contemporary galleries around the world including Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, London, Sydney and Beijing. Zawada’s work conflates past and present tropes to create something inherently fresh. He runs the gauntlet of commercial and non-commercial realms; he has a foot firmly in both the commercial and fine art camps, when asked to describe his practice “Recently I’ve simply settled on the idea that I like to make things”.