Geoff Meredith currently works in two distinctly different styles. One style, which has been called “NorCal Representational Abstraction” is a 21st Century reinterpretation of the “Bay Area Figurative Movement” of the 1950s and ‘60s in San Francisco and Berkeley. Mostly landscapes, these works are grounded in representation, then abstracted to distill form and color. Sometimes a painting will stay pretty representational; other times it will end up much more abstract. At some point in the process the painting takes over, and it goes where it wants to go.
The other style uses as a touchstone the Abstract Expression paintings of the 1950’s and ‘60s mainly in New York, larger non-objective abstract gestural works that strive to be graphic archetypes that can communicate across time and culture. Geoff’s interest in this format stems from his Princeton thesis on the nature of the creative process, and his correspondence with Joan Miro and meetings and correspondence with Salvador Dali that were input to that thesis.
Geoffrey Meredith began painting under the instruction of his mother, who was an accomplished artist with an MFA from Pratt Institute. He received his BA in Art History from Princeton and his MBA from Stanford.