About the Artist


Zachary McRae is an artist based in Portland, OR.  He uses process based and automatic techniques to generate abstract ideas and subject matter in his paintings. Excited by the unforeseeable nature of the results derived from this process, he allows his work to retain, convey and emphasize chosen aspects of those apparently random results. Self taught, he began producing paintings after suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2014 which shook him out of his cognitive Kansas. Zachary’s background in cultural anthropology and extensive research into various traditional belief systems pertaining to spirit possession inform his approach to painting.


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