Georges Kohnen

THE REVELATION

Panama City, a Sunday in 2018. Up to his neck in work for a pharmaceutical giant, Georges was invited by French friend, Gaby, to collaborate on a revisualised version of Diego’s Rivera painting, Flower festival.
The experience for Georges was a revelation, leading to a turning point in his life. Georges bought his own canvas and artist materials, and started following this new found passion for painting.

THE REVELATION

Panama City, a Sunday in 2018. Up to his neck in work for a pharmaceutical giant, Georges was invited by French friend, Gaby, to collaborate on a revisualised version of Diego’s Rivera painting, Flower festival. 
The experience for Georges was a revelation, leading to a turning point in his life. Georges bought his own canvas and artist materials, and started following this new found passion for painting.

Georges Kohnen

ROOTS

Born in 1990, Georges Kohnen rather slowly followed in his mother’s footsteps. His mother was a painter, sculpter, and teacher of fine arts. As a kid, his mom would say that he had the gift of creativity. Highly rational by nature, it took him twenty-five years to believe her.

Painting on Sunday afternoon at Gaby’s loft

ROOTS

Born in 1990, Georges Kohnen rather slowly followed in his mother’s footsteps. His mother was a painter, sculpter, and teacher of fine arts. As a kid, his mom would say that he had the gift of creativity. Highly rational by nature, it took him twenty-five years to believe her.

Painting on Sunday afternoon at Gaby’s loft

INFLUENCE & STYLE

INFLUENCE & STYLE

A true globetrotter, particularly attracted to Latin cultures, Georges’ style is strongly based on his experiences around Mexico, Brazil, Panama, and Martinique. Having fallen in love with Mexico, he was deeply moved and inspired while visiting La Casa Azul of Frida Kahlo during his university exchange to Mexico in 2012.
Georges’ work has also been touched by the genius souls of Picasso, Miro, Klee, Matisse, Dubuffet, Calder, Le Corbusier and even Basquiat. In spite of such classic influences, his own unique style is also modern.  Spontaneous lines, candid and innocent expression, but mature and reflexive themes, George’s work includes a cheerful palette full of colors.
His lines overlap and merge, giving free rein to the imagination of the beholder.
A true globetrotter, particularly attracted to Latin cultures, Georges’ style is strongly based on his experiences around Mexico, Brazil, Panama, and Martinique. Having fallen in love with Mexico, he was deeply moved and inspired while visiting La Casa Azul of Frida Kahlo during his university exchange to Mexico in 2012.
Georges’ work has also been touched by the genius souls of Picasso, Miro, Klee, Matisse, Dubuffet, Calder, Le Corbusier and even Basquiat. In spite of such classic influences, his own unique style is also modern.  Spontaneous lines, candid and innocent expression, but mature and reflexive themes, George’s work includes a cheerful palette full of colors.
His lines overlap and merge, giving free rein to the imagination of the beholder.

Pascale Kohnen, the other artist of the family

Pascale Kohnen, the other artist of the family

The workshop in the middle of Provence 

SUPPORTS AND TECHNIQUE

SUPPORTS AND TECHNIQUE

Georges likes to create large paintings (the standard size of his formats are 122 x 94.5cm), which allow him to explode creativity across a surface. He began painting on burlap, before gradually evolving towards a wooden support (wood panels and MDF) and canvas. Acrylic paint also allows for spontaneous execution of his vision.
Georges likes to create large paintings (the standard size of his formats are 122 x 94.5cm), which allow him to explode creativity across a surface. He began painting on burlap, before gradually evolving towards a wooden support (wood panels and MDF) and canvas. Acrylic paint also allows for spontaneous execution of his vision.

Georges Kohnen at Casa Azul, Frida’s home

Georges Kohnen at Casa Azul, Frida’s home

Otomi art Market in Mexico

Otomi art Market in Mexico

Embera masks from Panama

THE PROJECT

THE PROJECT

After graduating in 2012 with a Master of International Business, Georges worked in the logistics field for almost 8 years. Now, in a global health crisis, with an uncertain professional career due to the pandemic, he has seen an opportunity to fully dedicate himself to painting, giving him a whole new sense of purpose.
While in Mexico recently he made his first series of paintings on wooden surfaces entitled “Mexico”. It was also here that he found his artist name – Pinamar.
Returning to France in the spring of 2021, Pinamar’s dream is to share his work with the world.
Here is a glimpse into his colorful universe…
After graduating in 2012 with a Master of International Business, Georges worked in the logistics field for almost 8 years. Now, in a global health crisis, with an uncertain professional career due to the pandemic, he has seen an opportunity to fully dedicate himself to painting, giving him a whole new sense of purpose.
While in Mexico recently he made his first series of paintings on wooden surfaces entitled “Mexico”. It was also here that he found his artist name – Pinamar.
Returning to France in the spring of 2021, Pinamar’s dream is to share his work with the world.
Here is a glimpse into his colorful universe…

First artworks from Pinamar on burlap