Serge Serum is a self taught Mexican-American artist originally from Los Angeles who does not scare easily when it comes to the complexities of the human psyche. Growing up in rough neighborhoods with high gang violence allowed him to take interest in graffiti which later transitioned to fine art. Serum’s work often creates deliberate and visible tension of opposition between an almost violent application of paint to render facial features contrasting with its surroundings. His work has a curiously chaotic, and yet grounded feel to it. Serge endows a feeling of ease in existing within what seems to be a messy actuality. The bold style facilitates a sort of fill-in-the-blanks dialogue with viewers that is captivating.