My name is Jimmy Gersen. I make my home in Seattle, Wa. where I graduated from the University of Washington School of Art. I began displaying my work in small restaraunts, and galleries throughout the area. I was mainly working with charcoal and pastels producing painting like drawings. Somewhere along the line I decided to litteraly, dip my hands into some paint and see what I could do. Soon, painting became my new love. In 2000 I started to perform paintings live. That may not sound unusual, but painting behind a Heavy Metal band was.
" DEFECT " was able to combine hard hitting rock and roll with my agressive painting style to create a unique live show. We performed in clubs throughout the greater Seattle and Tacoma areas. " DEFECT " came to an end in 2004. We did do a reunion show in 2011, and the band is currently recording.
After the breakup, I took some time off from painting live to pursue other artistic endeavors. After a five year hiatus, I found the urge to paint live, too strong to ignore. Returning to the stage in 2009, I have ressurected my painting career. I've performed for fundraisers, private parties, and other special events, all the while becoming a regular performer during West Seattle Art Walk at Angelina's.
Currently represented by
Angelina's, Highstrike Grill, and Alki Arts Gallery in West Seattle
Alki Arts at The Harbor Steps Gallery in Downtown Seattle
Seattle's Performance Artist
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