Serge Serum does not scare easily when it comes to the complexities of the human psyche. Using reality as a springboard, he “makes a scene” of the ordinary by distorting peoples’ likenesses, in both his painted portraiture and outrageous photographs. His work has a curiously chaotic, and yet grounded feel to it. Often employing the use of heavy brushstrokes next to delicate details; powerful reds and yellows next to soft neutrals, Serge endows a feeling of ease in existing within what seems to be a messy actuality. The bold style he has brought to his latest work facilitates a sort of fill-in-the-blanks dialogue with viewers that is captivating. His photographs are far from unclear, though, with almost startlingly bright colors draping his subjects, who appear incredibly confident and comfortable in their costume-esque garb. All of Serge’s creations seem to be visiting from another world, and enlightening us when it comes to being complacent with one’s existence. -Lindsey Pannor (Amadeus Magazine)

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