Linda Zacks is part paint, part poetry. She is an innovative thinker whose work blurs distinctions between commercial and fine art mediums and genres.
Nothing is out of the question: old wood, torn paper, rusty metal, ink, duct tape or a scribbled-over Polaroid. Her lifelong love affair with words and letters make their way into every collage and handmade book. She is all about the anxiety, adoration and visceral energy of just being alive and aware.
Zacks' work percolates from the tangible grime that is the oozy texture of New York City. It is about the cacophony of whooping sirens and grinding metal. Her words form a rhythmic latin hustle, pimp strutting with meaning and experiences, setting one up for that same sort of woozy swoon one feels when roaming the streets around Times Square. Tension. Calamity. The urban obstinance that turns a jackhammer into a musical instrument. If it’s not cathartic, it’s not in her artistic vocabulary.
She has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide and has had limited edition books in the MoMA Design Store and The International Center of Photography. Her art installations include "The Greatest City on Earth" public art project in lower Manhattan; Paris Murals Collaboration in Gare Montparnasse Station, Paris; Sony Style Flagship and Retail in New York City; and INQ Mobile World Conference Booth in Barcelona.