Gallerie Gersten was founded in 2016 by Geoffrey Gersten to showcase unique, high quality contemporary art in the historic Scottsdale Old Town Arts District.
Located at 7008 E. Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 - 602-769-3804
Sunday - Wednesday: By appointment, any time. Call 602-403-8595
Thursday - Friday: 7-9 pm
Saturday: 12:00-9 pm
Geoffrey Gersten is a painter based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born in 1986 in Phoenix. Geoffrey is heavily influenced by the Masters of the Dutch Golden Age. Over the past eight years, he has developed his artistic style which often combines whimsical humor and a sense of political irony painted in a classical manner.
Jota's style results in a synergy of remarkable painting skill and a probing sense of the subject’s soul, and often tweaked with a remarkable sense of humor. Leal works with pencil on paper, acrylic on board, and acrylic on canvas to achieve his amazing images. He paints the inner soul of his subjects, and manifests this as their outer persona. He is an interpreter of the subconscious, translating with his pencils and brushes. His amazing portraits of Johnny Depp, Jimi Hendrix, John Malkovitch, Al Pacino as Scarface, Babe Ruth, and others are classics of their kind. Jota exhibits his works in the United States and Asia. His first art book, 'About Face' was released in 2015. He has his first major museum exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida in 2016.
Jota Leal from Venezuela probes the subconscious, showing that depth can be shown with humor and whimsy. --Juxtapoz Magazine
Jay grew up drawing free hand comic book and movie characters. He had been a student in college taking nothing but art classes, from oil painting to life drawing, where he found a great mentor, Jd Parrish. Jd was a Hollywood movie poster artist from the late 80's that inspired him to be a full time painter. Jay V soon fell in love with the street art movement with all the bright colors and pop culture references. After being inspired by street art he developed his own unique style injecting Russian-Impressionism fine art techniques into his Pop Impressionism. With the rise of social media, Jay V hit it big on Instagram and the Facebook scene, making sales and commissions, paving a clear path in the art world.