1970 - 1983



On returning from Europe Zika concentrated on a range of formal questions exploring the relationship between actual and illusionary space. This research was developed through a series of models and drawings with the final resolutions as painted low reliefs and related screen prints. These objects were constructivist in manner, with each plane a single colour and mechanically applied. They were primarily about our perception of form, both in the structures and in the related prints that referenced the ground plans and elevations of these forms.


'Untitled 1970', acrylic on canvas, 164 x 180cm 'Blue,Red and Yellow Horizontal - 1/73' 56 x 183 x 15cm, acrylic, enamel and formica on canvas/wood 'Brown and Green Vertical - 2/73' 183 x 61 x 15cm, acrylic, enamel and formica on canvas/wood 'Blue and Ochre Vertical - 1/74' 30 x 25 x 10cm, enamel on wood 'Blue and Red Vertical - 2/74' 30 x 15 x 10cm, enamel on wood 'Blue and Ochre Vertical - 3/74' 30 x 17 x 9cm, enamel on wood 'Brown and Green Vertical - 1/75' 181 x 40 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Green and Red Vertical - 2/75' 177 x 40 x 12cm, enamel on wood 'Blue and Yellow Horizontal - 3/75' 30 x 181 x 17cm, enamel on wood 'Blue and Red Vertical - 4/75' 181 x 39 x 19cm, enamel on wood 'Blue and Red Horizontal - 1/76' 37 x 182 x 19cm, enamel on wood 'Green and Red Vertical - 3/76' 188 x 38 x 13cm, enamel on wood 'Brown and Purple Vertical - 4/76' 183 x 36 x 16cm, enamel on wood 'Blue and Orange Vertical - 5/76' 183 x 33 x 12cm, enamel on wood 'Orange and Red Vertical - 2/79' 183 x 39 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Orange and Red Vertical - 2/79 left side' 183 x 39 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Orange and Pink Vertical - 1/80' 182 x 34 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Orange and Pink Vertical - 1/80 right side' 182 x 34 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Pink and Yellow Vertical - 2/80' 183 x 34 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Pink and Yellow Vertical - 2/80' 183 x 34 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Pink Vertical - 3/80' 183 x 38 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Pink Vertical - 3/80 right side' 183 x 38 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Blue, Pink and Yellow Vertical - 1/81' 182 x 33 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Blue, Pink and Yellow Vertical - 1r/81 right side' 182 x 33 x 18cm, enamel on wood 'Blue, Green and Grey Horizontal - 2/81' 38 x 183 x 19cm, enamel on wood 'Blue, Green and Yellow Horizontal - 4/81' 34 x 183 x 15cm, enamel on wood 'Green and Yellow - 3/81', 1981, 34 x 182 x 15cm, enamel on wood 'Green, Grey and Yellow Vertical - 4/81 right side' 183 x 31 x 18cm, enamel on wood ‘Green, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 1/82’ 1982, 30 x 91 x 17.5, enamel on wood ‘Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 2/82’ 1982, 30 x 89 x 17, enamel on wood ‘Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 2/82’ 1982, 30 x 89 x 17, enamel on wood ‘Green, Orange, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 3/82’ 1982, 30.5 x 91 x 18, enamel on wood ‘Green, Orange, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 3/82’ 1982, 30.5 x 91 x 18, enamel on wood ‘Green, Orange, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 1/83’ 1983, 38 x 91 x 18, enamel on wood ‘Green, Orange, Pink and Yellow Horizontal – 1/83’ 1983, 38 x 91 x 18, enamel on wood