Jesse Reno lives and works in his home
studio in Portland, Oregon.
was born, 1974 in teaneck, NJ United States
My art is a product of pure necessity...
With no formal education i draw my inspiration
from the primitive ancient cultures of
Africa and South America, as well as modern
pop culture. Creating a primitive future
full of expression
and raw vision...
My style and technique is made up of quick
expressed lines, smears of vibrant
colors, and layer after layer of changing
ideas and shapes.
I identify myself and my work most closely
with the outsider art brut movements...
The Outsider art, art Brut movement: began
with people looking outside to other cultures
for inspiration "the common bond
is the identification of a common enemy
that force which feeds on blind obedience,
fidelity to stereotypes, the denial of
spontaneity, the repression of individualism
and experimentation." - Roger Cardinal.
Outsider art is considered by its proponents
to be the contemporary antidote to our
over industrialized, complicated, stressful,
and uncertain lives. it is probably best
described as a new kind of primitivism,
i seek naive art as a purer form of creation