Hi, I am Paul Zahra, the creative force behind Rukz One. Inspired by music, nature, the universe, and humanity. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. My art can often be unique, polarising as it swings between the simple and complex.
Notable artistic influences include Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, James Reka, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Maurits Cornelis Escher, and Pablo Picasso. My artistic style itself has drawn inspiration from skateboarding, hip hop, and the Melbourne street art/graffiti culture.
Collaboration and support in the artistic community is a motivating force in my creative journey, creating work with artists around Australia and the World. Organising events combining music and art under the “Creative Culture” banner provided opportunities for creatives to showcase and celebrate works.
More recently a board of directors position as the treasurer for RedWest Creative Co-Op Ltd after serving time as secretary. RedWest provides a collaborative network option for artists in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
I am most proud of being able to use my creations to give back and support , some of these include:
Woolworths and MLDC Health and Fitness Centre, Women in Business fundraiser supporting Women’s Cancer, Brody and Ellie’s Helping Hand supporting Cystic Fibrosis. The Iso Life Colouring Book supporting the homeless and less fortunate by way of From Us 2 You Melbourne and Sleepbus helping provides a safe, temporary overnight accommodation for the homeless, and the KKCF caring for orphans and underprivileged children in Sri Lanka.
Whether I am bubbling over with the melodies from my mind, or freeing the colours of my emotion, I am always overflowing with creative energy. This is the fuel that drives me to explore and grow within new methods so that this energy can manifest through a creative outlet of some description.
The soundtrack to my work is a synergy of expression through instrumental and vocal poetics. In life, I seek to understand the humanity of others and create opportunities for a smile and a laugh.