Signe & Genna Grushovenko
Partners in both life and art, Signe and Genna Grushovenko have been collaborating for nearly ten years. Signe is originally from Michigan but now lives and paints with Genna in Greenville, South Carolina.
Genna begins their process by applying rich layers of pattern and tone to gessoed masonite or linen supports. Signe then selects an inspirational image from their extensive collection of vintage found photos, draws with oil pastel atop the abstract under layer using the photo for reference, and completes the image with block ‘panes’ of oil color. The final results of their collaboration are multi-layered paintings with deep surfaces, crisp at first glance but rewarding the careful viewer with an undercurrent of complex tonality and color play.
Signe and Genna travel widely, attending Fine Art festivals and working with galleries around the country.