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 balances 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 through avenues such as: #artdecypher @drawmearobot @thecreativestcp
Organising events combining music and art under the “Creative Culture” banner provided opportunities for creatives to showcase and celebrate works. More recently holding positions as a Wyndham City’s Creative City Portfolio Advisory Committee Member and member of the Wyndham City’s Public Art & Collections Expert Advisory Panel (PACEAP). Previously I spent 3 years as a director on the RedWest Creative Co-Op Ltd board, serving time as Secretary, Treasurer and President.
I am always overflowing with creative energy, bubbling over with the melodies from my mind and looking to free emotion. This is the fuel that drives me to explore and grow new creative outlets to benefit others as well as my own creative journey.
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.