Geoffrey Gersten Biography
Geoffrey Gersten reimagines historical leaps of faith as points of design-driven connection and reflection. His process, a delicate dance between planning and intuition, results in canvases at once considered and carefree” – Katy Niner, Independent Arts Writer
Geoffrey Gersten (b. 1986) is an internationally represented painter based in Scottsdale, Arizona. After early success as a CAD designer for Honeywell and Boeing, he began painting professionally in 2007. A self-taught artist, he learned to paint from privately studying old master techniques for many years. In his early work, Gersten was inspired by surrealism and the idea of painting Dream worlds or expressing the concepts of dreams and visions. “We live in the present but we think in dreams,” he is fond of saying.
With a “great host of witnesses (the old masters),” Geoffrey’s signature style developed from a confluence of abstract expressionism and photorealism. He describes his most recent canvases as the “super-duper groovy” series, exploring themes of personal realization meeting popular culture.
With past exhibitions spanning the US as well as Taiwan, Bratislava, and Madrid, his work has been more widely collected each year. Geoffrey’s paintings can be seen in respected galleries in the US and prestigious art fairs in the around the world. He has collaborated with Mark Parker (Nike CEO) and Warner Music.