About the Book
An artists’ ten year portfolio & reflections. Southern California artist GENE produced a body of energetic paintings and wrote several personals notes and memoirs over the past ten years. The artist shares his stream of thought and viewers are treated to a personal collection of a modern day artisan.
Energetic and vividly colorful, his works are inspired by the simple and natural movement of the human form. Creating with energetic rhythm, using such medium as recycled latex house paint, GENE's gestural images describe not only the motion of the body, but also the movement of intangible things: wind and atmosphere, energy and music. His knowledge of ancient calligraphy and traditional animation is apparent in the fluid line-work and ephemeral nature of his images. Working intuitively and spontaneously, GENE allows the painting to form itself as he seeks to portray the "human spirit at play." His current project, '24 Peaces' includes large scale energetic paintings of 24 prolific peacemakers from around the globe alongside with a documentary film as part of the traveling exhibit. GENE graduated the University of Redlands in 1993 with a degree in Graphic and Fine Art, has an MFA in Media Design and is widely recognized in the graphic design industry. In the Fall of 2008, he was invi