Ziegler’s work, a subconscious expression of how he views the world, catalyzes self-exploration and provides a portal for viewers to get lost within. His paintings are meant to be a starting point through which the viewer can be transported, triggering individual memories and experiences while challenging a deeper dig into the psyche. Ziegler draws with his paintbrush rather than paints with it, producing a primitive style rooted in line as a way to suggest movement and form.
Ziegler studied at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in painting. Ziegler, who has a studio in Mill Valley, is also the founder of Arte Sempre, a lifestyle and clothing brand that makes his art accessible to the public. His work is focused on movement and self-reflection, influenced by a multitude of styles, including classicism, cubism, futurism and primitivism.