Jesse Reno is a mixed-media painter living and working in Portland, Oregon. An entirely self-taught artist, Jesse creates symbols and shows beings becoming and evolving from their environment - transforming from man to animal and back again.
The artist is stimulated by indigenous and primitive societies, and terms his art “neo-primitivism.” The materials he uses in his art include acrylic paint, oil pastels, and colored pencils over wood panel and canvas. As in primitive cultures the artist’s creations remain unadulterated and are devoid of the concerns of predetermined ideas, meaning, artistic procedures, or preoccupation with already established art forms.
“I use my art to express my deepest thoughts, dreams, and ideas to connect and explain the things important to me - lessons of truth, connection, and intropsection. The need to become ones dreams. The idea of ambition over direction. The chase to become my fullest being and example of myself," the award winning artist and muralist tells us.
Reno has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the US and Canada. A collection of the artist’s work can be seen below.