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founded in 1986


Andres Serrano was born in 1950 in New York, where he lives and works.

Andres Serrano is widely considered one of the most controversial figures in the contemporary art scene. Despite the power with which his work depicts the modern world is provocative and often disturbing, it is also closely connected with the history of art, in particular that of Baroque painting.

His art usually involves subjects the exploration of which needs days, months and sometimes even years of work. Some of the most popular and controversial of his pieces are: Holy Works, America, Shit, The Morgue, Torture and The Game: All Things Trump.

If photography is the shadow of reality, with his images Andres Serrano aims to catch the reality of the shadow. He is interested in bringing out and highlighting the dark side lurking in the withdrawal (getting rid) of a human existence that revolves around visible and invisible, rituals and attitudes, practise and beliefs. The artist makes things apparent while trying to avoid any positive or negative connotation, so they may be accepted or rejected. All his work is centred around a synthesis of opposites, so that the lower part communicates with the higher part, the human with the divine, the earthly with the heavenly. Since the very beginning, Serrano has always been obsessed with a need to understand the nature of contemporary spirituality. His photographs provide a sort of meeting place for the rational and the irrational, the normal and the insane.

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