Genesis Tramaine: The Spiritually Guided Artist Creating Abstract Masterpieces.
Music by: Rujay – I Don’t Know. Image credit: Genesis Tramaine.
It’s CULTED with your 60-second ART BLAST.
Today we’re diving into the work of Brooklyn-born painter Genesis Tramaine.
Genesis creates portraits with a Basquiat-style abstract flair, and through her art she explores religion, West African history and the conflicts she’s faced as a religious Queer Black woman. But that’s not all. Genesis has a strong connection with spirituality through her work, she begins with a “mental, physical and emotional submission to God” that’s been said to manifest in spirit guides, causing an out-of-body painting frenzy.
Shown in her first first solo show, The Parables of Nana, Genesis wants to portray faces that have typically been denied entry into the church, as well as grand art institutions.
When asked about her abstract style of portraiture, Genesis told i-D:
“there’s no distortion, that’s exactly the way we look: layered. ugly, beautiful, anxious, excited, lovely, bright, brown, light, white, blue… all at once. That ain’t no distortion, that’s just how Black folk look to me.”
So guys, what do you think of Genesis’ creations?
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