Gene A’Hern (b. 1993) is currently based in Katoomba, Australia. A’Hern’s work expresses an autobiographical interaction between previous meditation and present impulse. This interaction, which originates from organic symbolism found throughout his sketchbook, evolves in layers that inform each other in a movement dependent on the present tense. While his art is influenced by the spiritual meditation that inspires many of the motifs used throughout his work, he actualizes these symbols in his paintings through a process of disinhibited, childlike automation. A’Hern conveys an assemblage of color, form and gesture using collage, painting and sculpture of mixed medium. He instinctively combines spray paint, acrylics, oils, pastels and charcoal in the makings of his works.