The Food Seen
Mike Geno, Cheese Painter
Cheese, bacon, and bread. Sounds like an excellent sandwich, right? Well, it's also the still life subjects of this week's THE FOOD SEEN. Mike Geno painted a porterhouse during art school, and from there on out shed the "starving" aspect of being an artist. His most recent collection "Fromage/Homage", elevates simple pieces of cheese to high art. This episode has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.
"I never considered cheese because it's this whole subculture that I never indulged in."
"Every time I paint a cheese, I learn more about cheese...My knowledge of meat really helped me learn about flesh tones."
"Finally, cheese is getting the center stage as opposed to being a prop for other still-lifes." -- Mike Geno on THE FOOD SEEN