The body of work of the prominent artist Andres Serrano, born in New York in 1950, is both provocative and fascinating. In terms of scale, composition and subject matter his works of art show strong similarities to the work of the Old Masters, but unlike these old paintings Serrano’s work confronts us powerfully and directly with contemporary reality. Serrano has a deep interest in the condition humaine, which he photographs in ways that are both moving and unsettling, but he passes no judgements. His exhibition Revealing Reality, now on view at Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie in Amsterdam, includes a collection of works from Serrano’s newest series Torture, Denizens of Brussels and the Residents of New York, together with photographs drawn from the earlier series Bodily Fluids, Cuba, The Church, Nomads and Holy Works, among others. Serrano has a master’s hand that is particularly evident in his portraits. In the various themes explored in his wide-ranging oeuvre Andres Serrano lays bare the reality of human existence, following us from the gutter to the stars.
Andres Serrano, Revealing reality
June 10 to September 3, 2017
Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie
1016 EK Amsterdam