Jesse Genepi (b.1995) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Genepi's paintings take influence from fantasy, science fiction, esotericism and visionary art histories. Working through a digital collage tradition rooted in the cut up technique – his syncretic painting process pays reverence to antiquity, philosophy, and alchemical processes; with the intention of generating an encoded visual lore. These emergent thought forms are deployed into the physical world as densely layered paintings bending light and space. The paintings employ micro/macroscopic constants as visual metaphors depicting the collapsing and colliding nature of human relationships and emotions in an imagined thought space. Upon closer examination, surfaces reveal a landscape of saturated colors, metallic shimmer, and accumulations of marks creating an active viewing experience that oscillates between the surface and forced perspectives and depth. Recent exhibitions include "The Marble Mouth Oracle" at Below Grand In NYC curated by Andrew Woolbright, and "Where With All" at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in Davis, CA Jesse is currently an artist in residence at Art House San Clamente
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