Grant Schexnider

Grant Schexnider

Born in Arnaudville, Louisiana, 1969. He lives and works in New Orleans. His paintings reflect New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana through its objects, icons, architecture, nature, and history. The work combines feelings of loss, deterioration, frustration, and fascination through reexamination of origin, home, locale, and culture. Recent catastrophic events permeates and necessitates this work, reinterpreting the concept of the city (and surrounding area) that care forgot. Visually, the work strives to appear languorous, elated, trivial, drunk, humid, haunting, and sentimental. Relishing a kitsch that’s inherent in blatantly obvious “tourist” art, Schexnider genuinely celebrates the simplistic, maudlin, and earnest nature of such artwork while making it his own.