Gene Kreyd

Gene Kreyd

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  Artist: Gene Kreyd
 Live in: Monterey, CA, United States
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Gene Kreyd Artist Bio:

Gene Kreyd was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1964 to a family whose circle of friends included many of Russia’s leading nonconformist artists, poets and thinkers. Throughout his formative years, his parents took him on frequent visits to museums, galleries and private homes, awakening his awareness to the expressions and creativity of art. In 1973, his family immigrated to California, where Gene eventually pursued his education in art and discovered his life’s obsession and passion, surfing. Educated in the traditional approaches to art, he also studied other art forms including the Chinese internal physical arts of Bagua, Taiji, Xingyi and Qigong, Chinese medicine, Indian Yoga and meditation. In the 1980’s, he set out in search of waves and inspiration, traveling extensively to wherever the surfing was profound. In 1985, he arrived in Indonesia, a country that would have a crucial impact on his life and art. Inspired by the raw energies and freedom of this tropical island culture, Bali became his home base. In 1989, he created the Sun and Moon clothing company. His unique “Art on Clothing” line was a great success and was carried by major chains such as Macy’s Bullocks and Robert Redford’s Sundance companies. Gene’s drive to experiment and create flourished in this energized jungle lifestyle. By 1997, with the advances in digital video technology, his dream to share his life-altering experiences abroad using film materialized. He befriended admired filmmakers and photographers such as Jack McCoy, Dick Hoole, Peter Crawford, and Ares Stein, these artists becoming his mentors and teachers. Gene’s first film, The Year of the Tiger was released in 1998 and sold internationally, as did his following film Pure Indo Stoke in 1999. During the next 12 years, Gene worked with many surfing brands including Quicksilver and Rip Curl and did freelance work with MTV Singapore, Channel 4 London and others. At the same time, he started creating electronic music for his experimental art video projects and in 2011 released his first album Bali Space Jazz. These projects also expanded his photography portfolio and his work began to appear in magazines including Surf Time, Tracks Magazine Austraila, Magic Wave and Lines. This fusion of experimental art films, music and photography evolved into multi-media photographic collage art, some of which can still be seen at Shanti Club in Moscow, where Gene had an exhibition in 2010. In 2011, Quicksilver released a Gene Kreyd T-shirt collection featuring his collage work on clothing, coming full circle from his own Sun and Moon days. Most recently, his collection Wave of Joy successfully exhibited in St. Petersburg, Russia at Erarta, Russia’s largest private museum. Private collections around the world include Gene’s work in countries such as Brazil, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, England, India, USA and Russia. Gene’s artistic drive comes from a lifestyle of raw energy and freedom. His artistic intention is to awaken and inspire others who are searching for that sense of freedom in their own lives. His motto: “LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE!”