High Artist Spotlight: Jake Genen
Jake Genen is a lifelong resident of New York based in Astoria, Queens. He makes anthropomorphic art using Victorian era images from the 1800’s coupled with animals.
He incorporates design elements from different cultures around the world and uses them to tell a story of exotic creatures in foreign lands. He mixes illustration with digital collage and uses all mediums to tell his story of worlds colliding.
1. How did you find out about High Art?
Juxtapoz Magazine’s email newsletter.
2. What made you want to submit an entry?
A love of art, and competition.
3. What was your inspiration and/or process for the piece you submitted?
My inspiration was psychedelic black light 70’s style posters mixed with my anthropomorphic Imagery, and I wanted to bring attention to Honeybees.
5. How has it enhanced your art or creative process?
Cannabis can open your mind and then focus your ideas.