“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.
Always aware of working within the view of a “great host of witnesses (the old masters),” Geoffrey’s signature style developed into a confluence of abstract expressionism and photorealism. His most recent canvases draw directly from images, people, and motifs from 19th century photographs juxtaposed on text, design, and color determined entirely by feeling. This spontaneity in his studio is the dynamic factor that thrusts a painting beyond mere representation, into what he calls a meaningful work of human signature.
With past exhibitions spanning the US as well as Taiwan, and Madrid, his work has been more widely collected each year. Geoffrey’s paintings can be seen in respected galleries in the US, as well as art fairs around the world. His paintings have been added to prestigious collections and have been used in collaboration with major record labels.