Richard Gessner's Bio -
Older than the firstborn Horseshoe Crab, Gessner is a hermit living in Montclair, New Jersey.
His paintings are playful, erotic, ludic. Gessner's multifarious writings are iconoclastic visionary sardonic travelogues.
His writings are rife with misanthropic humor and lunatic logic.
Richard Gessner's work is published in: 580 Split, Air fish, Rampike, Another Chicago Magazine, Happy, Raw Vision, The Pannus Index, Coe Review, Ice river, Furious Fictions, The Act, and many other magazines.
His "Excerpts from the Diary of a Neanderthal Dilettante" and "The man in the couch" was published by Bomb Shelter Props 1991. Studio Montclair 8th Annual Juried Exhibit "Taboo show" Exhibited "The Matador's Reprieve."
An erotic sensuous moving festive carnival viewed microscopically, a Gessner painting succeeds if the viewer turns voluptuary, entranced by Alpha-Fertility-Goddesses asserting dominion in a world pulsating with intestinal flora fauna doodle drawings; mutating connective tissue linking larger forms throughout the painting. A Gessner painting is both a spontaneous explosion of unified discordant imagery and a well planned composition. Playful and serious. Lusty and graceful. A rutting splendor with poise. A prankster-voyeur fingerprint. Hungry for tricks but satiated. Universal and timeless. Accessible but remote. A dance and a meditation. A party and a wound. Disciplined but irreverently free. A serene balancing act between darkness and light. A macrocosm rife with the struggle of survival given levity by visions of ludic whimsy. If you want to contact Richard you can email him at: email@example.com