Jenevieve713 steps into The Spotlight
Through social networking I’ve had the opportunity to link up with a multitude of talented people; from authors, musicians, visual artists; each having their own unique style and personality that just causes you to gravitate towards them. Our next Spotlight feature shines on the very talented and beautiful Jenevieve713.
Through our mutual interest in gardening and developing our green thumbs, we connected via Instagram and I immediately grew an interest in knowing more about Jenevieve713 and seeing more of her artwork.
Jenevieve was born in New York City in July of 1985, where she later received her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union School of Art with an award for Excellence in Painting in 2008. At Cooper, Jenevieve left behind photo realistic portraiture and landscape drawings to further explore dark room photography and abstract expressionistic painting. Seeking to combine the two, silk screening had become the medium. The immediacy of silkscreen ushered in elements once isolated to her street art tactics. Over a decade in process and study a whole new style has emerged, layered with brushstrokes, decoupage, graffiti tags, patterns and photographic imagery. [http://Jenevieve.info]
Currently residing in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York State, Jenevieve continues to make her mark on the world with her creative style.
The birth of Jeneivive713 is a simple combination of her name and date of birth. Teaming up with her husband to form 624713ART, the duo promotes and creates art across the nation.
How/why/when did you start it?
We came up with a formal name for our aspirations in 2006 when we began creating collaborative art pieces together and with friends. We like to think of 624713ART as a collective of ideas, artworks and friends.
What inspires you in the creative process?
Mostly nature and always color, composition and texture. The hand of man in creating nature; artificial landscapes; what we think nature should be and what it actually is.
What do you believe makes you stand out from others that may be doing what you’re doing?
I'm self-inspired; it's rare that I find artistic inspiration or ideas in the art of my peers or predecessors. The few artists who I have looked at for knowledge such as Kandinsky, Raushenburg, or Kline are practitioners recommended to me by mentors who saw a bit of them in me. I work through a lot of my own ideas. Working in the darkroom printing my photographs is what inspired the idea to incorporate them into my paintings. As a multimedia artist I was just finding a way to put everything together and that's what I did. I brought my photography into the studio via silkscreen. As an artist trying to support my lifestyle, I took to the streets to sell some of my new creations. I inspired a lot of other artist. As a young black female hustling my art in SoHo in 2005 when it was a predominantly older white male peer group of artist, I inspired many in my generation. That's what makes me stand out. There is no one with my history and unique development as an artist.
What, if any, are some challenges you are facing as an entrepreneur (if applicable)?
The biggest challenge is growing up and developing. I'm always learning from my experiences bad and good. The biggest challenge in life is to always have confidence and pure belief in yourself regardless of what everyone else is saying or doing. No one or thing has control or influence over me and what I want out of this life.
Have you had moments of success, achievement or fulfillment that have counteracted any challenges you may have faced? If so, what are they?
I think the moment I understood to live in the present and for the future and abandon the past, that was a major shift in perspective to living and how to live. So every day from then till now has been nothing but success and happiness.
Are there any special projects or events coming up?
Yea the future is exciting; I'll share the experiences as they come. Right now I have posters of my painting "Fly High Swing Low" in the bus stop shelters around Long Island. Big thanks to SparkBoom and Curator extraordinaire Molly Sampson!
What is your ultimate goal in regards to your skills? Where would you like to see it go?
Progression in everything. Time plus effort.
Where can people reach you if wanted to know more about you, link up with and do business?
Thank you Jenevieve for sharing your talents with us. I’m sure we’ll be in touch with one another, as we continue our gardening journey and as we paint the world with our hearts.