Alex Gerasev

Alex Gerasev

Revere, MA
Rest, Linocut
25 x 14

After I decide on a subject, I decide what size I am going to do. Then I get a piece of linoleum that size and draw right on it with brush and ink. Then, I just start carving with linoleum carving tools. Whatever I carve stays white. I like a lot of detail, so it is a slow process. I have been called a termite because I can work all day and end up with a one-inch pile of dust. I never go back into my blocks once I begin printing. What I carve the first time is how the print stays.

There is a lot of fantasy in my work, but it is all based in reality. The images I create may look surreal or fantastic, but the basic story of every piece I create is a true one and is something I have seen or lived. After that, well…