Tavar Zawacki

Tavar Zawacki formerly known as 'ABOVE' (born 1981) is an American abstract player living and functional between Lisbon, Portugal, and Bali, Indonesia. For twenty years (1996–2016) Tavar Zawacki created and signed everything of his artworks subsequent to his street artist pseudonym, 'ABOVE'. Tavar was born and raised in California until the age of 19, at which time, Zawacki bought a one-way flight from California to Paris, France, bringing bearing in mind him a backpack full of art supplies, all the keep in his bank account ($1,500 USD), and a 'rise above your fears' approach to starting his art career. Starting in Paris in 2000, Tavar transitioned from painting received letter style graffiti of A-B-O-V-E, to his 'Above arrow' icon that represented his optimistic mentality to 'rise above fears, challenges, and whatever holding you back up from your goals.' During a 20-year period, the artworks of ABOVE could be seen in more than 100 cities spanning 50 countries concerning the world.

In January 2017, Zawacki fixed to step out of his self-imposed shadow of anonymity, and Begin creating, and signing artworks bearing in mind his genuine birth name – allowing more liberty of creative exploration, as skillfully as liberation from the arrow icon he has joined himself with. Tavar Zawacki's painting styles taking into consideration his large scale mural works, as with ease as his indoor fine art are characterized by the use of hard-edge painting, color field, geometric abstraction, Op art, and trompe-l'œil painting styles. Zawacki has been showcasing his produce a result in galleries and creative institutions on the order of the world back 2005.

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