Jeff Gogue {E} Artist Feature

by Christina Diaz

M.C. Escher once said, “At moments of great enthusiasum it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important.” THIS is one of those moments. With reality TV shows denigrating the trade and materializing the lifestyle, the tattoo community is in the mainstream spotlight more than ever before. Artists like Jeff Gogue continue to revolutionize the industry and emphatically reinforce the aesthetics behind the trade.

On top of his busy schedule, Gogue manages to host painting workshops at his studio in Grants Pass, Oregon to tattooists and artists alike. Inspired by the idea of creating something that has ceased to exist prior to its conception, Gogue redefines the meaning of a true artist. His art transcends the worlds of fine art and tattooing thus creating a new aesthetic; specifically a new medium in the art industry. The body is a canvas.

Tattooing since 1999 and painting since 2005, Gogue has earned the admiration and respect of fellow tattooists from around the world.Like so many, when admiring his art you find yourself wondering if it’s a tattoo or a painting – this fluidity is what he has become known for. Gogue’s balance between details and simplicity give his tattoos and paintings a contemporary look with a classic feel.

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Jeff Gogue {E} Artist Feature