With an energetic application of paint, I try to capture raw expressions of what I have seen and felt, experiences that are stones in our souls and have come to shape our lives. Experiences that are confused by memory yet still glue us to points in our past. My hope is to get them out into the world, pin them like butterflies to a board, so that we can examine them on our own terms and no longer on theirs.
My goal is not for the viewer to understand the references behind a particular piece (what it’s “about”) but rather I hope they’ll grok, wholly and deeply, the emotional landscape of the images to apply to their own imperfect existences.
Although the subject matter may be based on internal reference points, experience is secondary to the decisions I make when constructing the image: choices of color, line, volume, and application. That is to say, the relationship among artist, subject, and image is my predominant concern.
San Francisco Art Institute
UC Berkeley Art Extension Program
University of Michigan BA, MBA
Dwell, private residence in Woodside, May 2020
LUXE, private residence in Woodside, November 2019
Interiors, private residence in San Francisco, November 2019
Interiors, private residence in San Francisco, July 2019
PALM magazine, private residence in Honolulu, December 2018
LUXE, private residence in Hillsborough, December 2017
40 Years of Fabulous, The Kips Bay Decorator Show House, by Steven Stolman, April 2015
C Magazine, Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz, April 2013
Interiors magazine, private residence in San Francisco, August-September 2010
San Francisco Art Institute, Juried Exhibition 2016
Group shows, Berkeley Extension
San Francisco Open Studios
Various private collections
ODADA, San Francisco
Paradox Hotel, Santa Cruz
Park Lane, Honolulu
All images copyright Ronnie Genotti. All rights reserved 2022.