Gentile’s paintings are a synthesis of her life’s textural diversity. Each painting is a background filled with musical scores of reparative forms that become expressive imprints through paint. Her abstract forms are rhythmic and they can stand alone in the stillness of the moment: paintings filled with gestures of color fields. The colors are tonalities of emotional interplays and are compared to musical notes representing structural scores. This is what has inspired Gentile to create murals along with public performances and installations.
It is the color of music, the sound of the spirit and the emotions that exist in our living environments, the color of wind, the smell of rain, the texture of snow, the salty taste of tears, the discord of the broken heart, the color of love, the music of the road, and rhythms of change that are created each time we arrive and say our goodbyes.
These are subjects that possess this artist and inspire her to create; her compulsive need to create automatic drawings. The “mark of the drama”; the stir of the human spirit shaped in the world of Abstract Expressionism, Color Fields, and the paintings building psychic images of the “DADA” period (“Art for Arts sake”), movement influenced by the art of music, musicians, poets – the longing to explore and invent time – abstractions.
My influential force of color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the piano with the strings. The oceans overcome me with the drama of an emotional sea; she soaks in her salt sea that stings her every cell as it fills her with musical compositions, the ocean of enormity fills her empty spaces, pulling and pushing against the vast skyscrapers and land line horizons raising a mural of life: reality of life – “the gentilepainter”.