All Artwork and Words from Serge Serum
Serge Serum is a self-taught artist based out of Los Angeles who’s predominantly works in the medium of paint and photographs. He will be having a solo show at Contemporary Gallery September 15 titled, “To Take Comfort.” The show will introduce us to a whole new body of work that represents his struggle of finding comfort in his life as an artist.
In Serum’s paintings, he depicts a search for the human form and portraiture derived from abstraction. He invites the viewer to follow his process as he captures energy through chaotic brushstrokes, depicting his anxieties and exhilaration of his subconscious through visceral images on the canvas.
Serum’s photography creates and captures scenes with other artists working within his scene. His process includes playing dress up with his subjects. Similar to his paintings, Serum’s photos create a personal narrative to emotionally connect with viewers.
How long have you been making art for ?
It is hard to say exactly when.. I started doing it excessively about 3-4 years ago and it I began getting very serious with it about 1-2 years ago.
Currently working on getting stuff ready for my first LA solo show September 15th. Once that is over, I will be starting a new series of work where I’ll be combining photography and painting to be make it more cohesive. Aside from that, I am always working on the “Polished” photo series where I will be releasing a new zine for that sometime soon.
What do you call your genre/style?
More of Serge’s work can be seen at www.sergeserum.com.
Attend his show on September 15 at Contemporary Gallery!