Birth of Tragedy II
My work is an exploration of the mythology of spirituality, the politics of aesthetics, and the connections between sacred and profane. For me, a necessary function of art is to examine the overlap of these two realms, the space of actual experience. We live in an era in which reproduction and simultaneity define our world. I want to re-interpret this collective visual language in hopes of finding parallels between disparate iconography. My goal is to challenge belief structures and create a dialogue about the perception of life and death in contemporary society.
Geoffrey was born in Oklahoma in 1978. Growing up in a family with a disabled veteran gave him an interest in the nature of sacrifice and violence and would greatly influence his art practice. In 2006, he completed his BFA at the University of Oklahoma and received his MFA at the State University of New York – Buffalo in 2010.