Growing up in the street-wise underground of Chicago and in recent years, Omaha, Gennardo has subsisted with occasional side jobs “in search of something great” through his art. He is currently based out of Omaha, Nebraska and considers himself an abstract expressionist.
He says each piece usually begins with a door or window. This is his familiar place, his identifiable jumping-off point. He says that the doors and windows are painted by him, and he doesn’t know where the rest comes from. It’s as if the paintings paint themselves.
Brian’s conflict with his art is that he knows it’s not going to change the world. He says “nobody’s going to look at my work and decide to get their GED, or get off drugs, or become a better parent. I just want them to enjoy the paintings. That’s really all I can hope for.”