Join us for the opening reception of DRAW THE LINE, by T. Stefan Gesek at SPACE 151 on Friday May 19 from 5-8pm presented by TMT Artist Collective and Levy Art + Architecture. Through various scales & mediums: painting, ceramics and drawing; his work explores the world and psyche of the everyday human experience, and embraces the imperfections vital within that experience.
Stefan Gesek is influenced by the Ashcan painters of the early 20th century. His interest lies in portraying the raw everyday life of people on the streets. Each character begins with a line drawing. Whether it becomes a six-foot cutout or a ceramic head, his line activates these characters and is reminiscent of the poignant lines in George Grosz and Otto Dix. In this exhibit, you'll walk through a world of people Stefan has created, sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes jarring.
Stefan Gesek is known for his delineation of character through line. Gesek tells a story about everyday life: our desires, our fears, our neighbors and our pets. Gesek reminds of us of the quirkiness of normal, portraying life’s ups and downs: from trophies to wrinkles. Each character begins with a line drawing. Whether it becomes a six-foot cutout or a ceramic head, his line activates these characters, reminiscent of the allegorical lines in George Grosz and Otto Dix.
Gesek has a BFA from the Cleveland institute of Art and has shown in New York City at Anderson Gallery, Albright Knox Art and ACE Gallery. Gesek was awarded “The Space Program” grant through The Marie Walsh Sharp Art Foundation. Born in Poughkeepsie NY to a renowned Polish set designer, his training in the art of line began early, he currently lives in Venice Beach, California.