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Joseph Gerges

 (born 1976)
Joseph Gerges is active/lives in California.  Joseph Gerges is known for iconic figure painting.

Biography   Joseph Gerges


Born in Houston, Texas, Joseph Gerges is a painter of human figures, primarily male, in single and group poses that he describes as iconic, that is suggestive of attitude.   His goal is to create figures that convey "humanity and emotion" (89) but not specific time or place.  He is fascinated that one simple image can tell story far beyond the moment.  Many of his ideas come from looking at periodicals such as Time magazine.  The figures are stylistically realistic, but the backgrounds are abstract---undefined.   Before hiring the models, he spends several months planning his paintings, usually in a series.

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