EXTRACTIVISM in relation to Art or ArtExtract is an alternative vision to express thoughts on canvas. It was conceptually created by Zumloh in the mid-1990s and progressively developed into pictoral expression. It was initially conceived as a response to the world-wide explosion of a multitude of art styles thriving on obscenity, violence and art associated with promoting the visual shock of the " socially unacceptable made acceptable ". This all justified through the notion of freedom of thought, speech and expression through art. Consequently the artist developed his own distinctive style based on what he defined as ArtExtract or simply as Extractivism. The term derives from the word Extractivism, which is a unique and highly selective method of plant harvesting in the Amazon Forest.
Applied to art, Extractivism means to extract and select thoughts. It is based on extracting thoughts from one's memory bank, differentiating positive thoughts from the negative and applying only the positive elements to the further creative process. This disciplinary approach results in the creation of happy and joyful large scale paintings or paraphrasing Jean Arrouye, Semiologist, Professor at the University of Aix-en-Provence, Specialist for Cesanne and Picasso,..." sur les toiles de Zumloh on pourrait situer le traitement formel de l'apparence des choses a mi-chemin entre la ductilite significative des Expressionnistes et la feinte maladresse enfantine des peintres du groupe Cobra."