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 that bend 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 depth created through forced perspective. Recent exhibitions include "Black Lodge" at Island Gallery,  "The Marble Mouth Oracle" at Below Grand 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 Clemente
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