Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jesse Reno

I stumbled across Jesse Reno's work years ago on Ebay. His works is fantastic - complex and multi-layered.

In the latest series of paintings by Portland-based artist Jesse Reno, shamanic beings struggle to find their place in a world simultaneously on the verge of expanding and collapsing. Totem animals and Native American figures reverberate memories of people who once lived as one with nature. Marked by symbols, these figures seek their dreams in the growth of trees and the passing of spirits. On their quest to find their true selves, they collect feathers and relics left by encounters and past lives.  They learn to transcend the boundaries of the rational world evolving into a collage of what they have become and encountered. Reno, presents us with a journey leading inward to ultimately expand outward: "If you have moved wisely your dreams will still grow when you are gone."

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