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caroline geys
Los Angeles, CA

About the Artist

1980 Born Wilryk, Belgium

Caroline Geys is a Belgian born multi-media artist who has been living on Broadway Street in downtown LA since 2011. She is a self-taught artist and works in a wide-range of mediums, graphic design, paintings, drawings, and is constantly seeking ways to be innovative and incorporate sustainability practices in other mediums like sculpture, installations and custom apparel.
Since living in Los Angeles, she has created several public works of art and installations; most recently including a collaboration with Reebok at the beginning of October for their new fit-h…

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About the Artist

1980 Born Wilryk, Belgium

Caroline Geys is a Belgian born multi-media artist who has been living on Broadway Street in downtown LA since 2011. She is a self-taught artist and works in a wide-range of mediums, graphic design, paintings, drawings, and is constantly seeking ways to be innovative and incorporate sustainability practices in other mediums like sculpture, installations and custom apparel.
Since living in Los Angeles, she has created several public works of art and installations; most recently including a collaboration with Reebok at the beginning of October for their new fit-hub space to design an indoor mural in West Hollywood, ‘Night on Broadway’, the music and arts festival with the City of Los Angeles in January 2017 titled, ‘LASIM’ (Los Angeles Skyline Interactive Mural). She was also one of seven finalists for City of Los Angeles’s, ‘21 Broadway Boxes’ project as part of the ‘Bringing Back Broadway’ initiative. Caroline hand painted two utility boxes also in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles and Beautify Earth for ‘Beautify Hi-Fi’ Project in 2015. The project included a selection of 19 Los Angeles-based artists to paint directly on utility boxes in Historic Filipinotown. Caroline was one of the only artists to be awarded with two boxes as her canvas. In addition with Beautify Earth she has completed two murals in Santa Monica in 2015; Infuse Wellness – a medical spa and Elite Appliances – a high-end appliance store. Also in 2015, she was the exhibition designer and assistant curator for Citylife.org’s 20th anniversary exhibition at the A+D Museum. In 2012, she created an installation at “The Box” at the Standard in West Hollywood. Caroline also created an interactive exhibition and installation, ‘The Vortex Project’ based on the insertion of color into a stylized norm-core world. The Tunnel installation, a 12 foot by 9 foot sculpture made of recycled hosiery braids, resistance tubing and hardware that attendees could walk through.
She has also had numerous well-received exhibitions of her paintings in New York, South Florida, North Carolina and Los Angeles.

Her work is consistently inspired by colorful urban landscapes, patterns, op-art and animal imagery. Several dimensions of Caroline’s childhood and early adult-hood are reoccurring themes that compose the infusion amongst the cityscapes and animal conformations.
The architectural imaginings are the result of a creative spark, beginning at 19 with her first visit to New York
City. It continues to serve as an inspiration and has progressed into non-representational aspects that are non-literal architectural compositions. In the most recent series, she focus on the exploration of various individual forms that make up a city: the micro within a macro dynamic including: architecture, topography, and cultural and physical infrastructure. Essentially, encompassing the idea of organic vs. environmental and the nature of urban development.
Every line, dot and color illustrates a connection made among these elements as they meld and recreate each other, serving as points of growth within a composition. Specifically, in the way larger cities accumulate architecture over time and the difference in landscapes between urban and rural locations. Each painting, drawing and design is developed similarly to the advancement of these cities with progressive transformation appearing over time, ultimately coming together to form an unexpected and harmonious whole.
Caroline’s love for op-art and the Vortex series is inspired from my father’s art collection that she was exposed to from my childhood. One of his favorite artists is Victor Vasarely and in his collection is a print from Vasarely’s early Vega period which hung in the hallway next to her bedroom throughout her childhood. Caroline and her father spent lots of time venturing together to art auctions and flea markets where he taught her about their art findings. Her father’s collection serves as a lifelong inspiration to her work and she continues to be directly tied to memories of childhood. Through the various difficult family and life experiences, she always return to the thought of innocence. The idea of never wanting to lose the part of it that reverts to a simple life, yet on the other hand also enjoying the chaotic elements of life like living in a metropolitan city.

Caroline’s work stretches into various media’s and so does her thinking, fueling a velocity of ideas from one medium to another yielding one consistent factor, color. She experiments with color palettes in all of her series; as a significant part of her expression, throughout life’s paradigms, exploring the metamorphosis within the context of her life as a visual artist.

Artist’s Work

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Public Art: City of Los Angeles | Los Angeles Skyline Interactive Mural’ Interactive Installation with Rafael Sampaio Rocha
    Downtown Los Angeles, CA, 2017
  • Collaboration: LA Space Camp Exhibition Space | Interactive exhibition and installation | Over the course of a year, Caroline built a team of nine creatives who all contributed in diverse artistic measures to the project.
    Downtown Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Collaboration: A + D Museum & City Life Org 20th Anniversary Exhibition | Exhibition Designer and Assistant Curator
    Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • Unknown Gallery | Exhibition, "“An Exploration from Childhood into Feminine Urban Modernism”
    Venice, CA, 2014
  • The Standard Hotel | Installation at “The Box” for “Grow Till Tall Olifant”
    Hollywood, CA, 2012

Press and Accolades

  • OverBored.com | The Vortex Project
    July, 2017
  • NUE Magazine | Caroline Geys & Friends - Vortex Leggings, Fall Edition | Print & Online
    Fall, 2015
  • NBCMiami.com | The Fives: Rising Art Star Caroline Geys
    April 2011

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University, Bachelor of Business Administration | Double Major in Marketing & Real Estate
    Boca Raton, FL,2005