Garese

Artexpo New York 2024

April 4 – 7, 2024

Working exclusively with oil on linen canvas, I paint portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. I am inspired by the Old Masters as well as John Singer Sargent, Henri Fantin-Latour, Joaquin Sorolla, and Gustav Klimt, and American 1950s and 60s cinema. I use traditional painting techniques such as trompe l’oeil as well as other decorative techniques combined with elements of abstraction. In doing so, I strive to discover new aspects of art and the world, which are too often overlooked in contemporary art today. By reimagining archetypal historical figures, I seek to establish a common thread between then and now. I want my art to bring pleasure. I do not try to provoke or offend people, but rather to surprise them, by letting them discover new aspects we have forgotten, connecting us to our very own history, be it of glory or pain.

Allegory N°1, 2021
Oil on canvas
39.5″ x 39.5″
Allegory N°2, 2021
Oil on canvas
39.5″ x 39.5″
Allegory N°3, 2022
Oil on canvas
39.5″ x 39.5″