“A painting is a door, a passage I discovered towards the unconscious, above the world of mere appearances. Beyond this door, the painter acts as a fashion designer for the soul.”
Living a life entirely devoted to his art for over 30 years - Yven Genest spends his time betweenhometown studio in Montreal and his studio in Puerto Vallarta Mexico , where he has worked and exhibited for over twelve years, becoming one of the most recognized artists of the city's artistic scene.
Genest’s work is infused with symbols and icons, each with a meaning and story all their own. The Planes and Jets for example represent the "feelings" the "emotions" traveling between people, in time. Guitars, trumpets, hands, boots, suns, moon, stars, fishes, and boats amongst others frequentlylive in his paintings. These symbols and icons add to the contemplation of mystery and wonderment of the paintings.
His works have attracted an international circle of collectors seduced by the contemporary and timeless strength of his iconography.
King and Counsellor - SOLD
Summer Solstice Spirits
Boats in the Sky
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