Biography

Cameron E.G. is an American neo-classical composer and contemporary pyschedelia artist born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. The region's tropical beauty served as sources of inspiration while growing up and pursuing his artistic foundations in visual art and music. Between music concerts, art galleries, festivals, and online platforms, his work is exhibited internationally. He currently works out of his studio in San Francisco, where he lives at a cross between art and music.

His vibrating visual art explores complex intricate layers, permutations of theme and variation, and repetitive sampling from his own work. These imaginative compositions erupt with colorful layers, forming patterns and textures that provide viewers a glimpse into the multiverse. Deeply obsessed with micro patterns observed in nature; at the center of Cameron E.G.’s work are transcendental dimensions of imagination that evoke beauty and wonder; be prepared to leave this world behind.

 

 

Artist Statements

- Acrylic Paintings

These paintings are mini universes and are the foundation of my process. I create a dynamic painting by using a combination of iridescent, metallic, UV-reactive paints, and mixed media that play with light. Depending on the viewing angles and light conditions, the paintings change appearance and are very textural. These are also experiments in chemistry, adding various solvents and solutions to vary viscosity and alter appearance. I find working with tiny details fascinating, so viewing the art at five feet away versus five inches are very different experiences. I want to draw peoples attention to the details, make them stop and really look, and to connect them to their inner child and sense of awe and wonder. 

 

- Acrylic Macros -

Through the eyes of a composer, I capture microscopic details of my paintings impossible to see with the naked eye. This sampling of my own paintings takes viewers on a symphonic movement which explores texture, rhythm, and a serenade of color. An expression calling attention to the details rather than the whole, my Acrylic Macros express an inherent duality both terrestrial and celestial that arouses the imagination.

 

Kaleidoscopic Jewels -

Derived from my Acrylic Macros photos, my mandalas are rhythm arrangements where I orchestrate innumerable variations of sacred geometry, fractals, and symmetry. This creates a fun psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia; where people interpret familiar patterns as faces, objects, or animals where none exists. 

Each as unique as a snowflake, these jewels capture a frozen moment that is a measure of the finite and a road to the infinite. 

What do you see?

 

- Music -

Cameron E.G.'s style might be described as Neo-Classical. As a composer, He is inspired most by the Classical Masters. Often, he uses bold statements with lyrical melodies, colorful orchestration, and varied textures. Drawing his strengths from his slower movements, he express a varied palette of emotions from the darkest depression to the sublime and joyous.

Beginning his interest in Music Composition at the age of 13 in Hawaii, Cameron has composed an assortment of musical works for piano, small ensembles, orchestra, concert band, and symphonic orchestra. In 2012 he earned a degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, in music and ethnomusicology, specializing in the gamelan of Indonesia. He has since moved to San Francisco, where he continues to focus on his artistic career.

Various works have been performed by musicians at the University of Hawaii, including his “Nocturne II” by pianist Megumi Kurachi and “Brass Band on Piece 21” by the University's Brass Ensemble under direction of Grant Okamura. The Honolulu Symphony Orchestra performed his fourth movement of Symphony No.1 in collaboration with the University of Hawaii under direction of maestra Joan Laundry. In Seattle, the Seattle Symphonic Band premiered Tempest: for concert band under direction of Lauren Anderson in December of 2007. The Chinook Winds premiered Divertimento No. 1: for double wind quintet and bass clarinet in April of 2008 under direction of UW Doctorate student, Maggii Weitzel.

Attending the UW he has had many wonderful opportunities to work with the schools various ensembles and conductors, such as Ethan Chessin, Garry Brattin, Dr. Steven Morrison, Vu Nguyen, and director of bands Timothy Salzman. In his senior year at UW he worked with Salzman who led the Wind Ensemble in an arrangement of three Schubert Lieder songs arranged for band. For his senior thesis he completed an an original composition for the Seattle Pacific University Gamelan ensemble with Prof. Christina Sunardi.

He has had great opportunities abroad to bring some of his works to life, and selected works have been performed by musicians in various parts of the world. Conductor Garry Brattin (1965-2015) led the Yue Tao Concert Band in 2013 with "Tempest" in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2015 conductor Peter Wuttke led his double wind quintet with the premiere of "Divertimento No.2" and "Divertimento No.1" in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

 
 
Cameron E. Gerhold
 

Cameron E. G.

(1987 -   )