The Devil You Know

48.00"W x 36.00"H x 1.5"D

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Mike Serafino


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: hair, high fashion, collage, collage-painting, fashion, model, contemporary, figurative, stars, woman portrait, portrait

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 48"W x 36"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2014

This oil painting is from my splice series and features a famous actress and fashion model. The title refers to one of the stripes which has a sinister quality that surprises in the stylish setting. This process, which involves combining two pictures is intended to produce happy accidents like this, giving sections of pictures new context and suggesting alternative meanings.

Early in my education, I discovered the dual passions that still animate my life, science and art. The reality of professional specialization drove me ultimately towards art, but my passion for science still influences my artistic direction. I arrived in New York city to earn my BFA at School of Visual Arts and soon made Brooklyn my home. The necessity to work has led me to manage an established artist’s studio and work a number of freelance jobs that include fabrication and installation of commercial displays. Participating and volunteering with arts non-profits in Brooklyn adds to the complementary set of experiences that define me.

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