Andres Serrano

MOTHER AND CHILD
MOTHER AND CHILD
2011

Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
BLOOD MADONNA
BLOOD MADONNA
2011

Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
CRUCIFIXION I AND II
CRUCIFIXION I AND II
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

Diptych
60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
EL GRAN CABRON
EL GRAN CABRON
2011

Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
THE GRAND CARDINAL
THE GRAND CARDINAL
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
la chinoise madonna
la chinoise madonna
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
spanish pieta
spanish pieta
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
the young master
the young master
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
st. anthony blood
st. anthony blood
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
mary and jesus
mary and jesus
2011

Cibachrome, silicone, plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
stations of the cross
stations of the cross
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

Triptych
60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm) each
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP
SAN SEBASTIAN
SAN SEBASTIAN
2011

Cibachrome, silicone,
plexiglass, wood frame

60 x 49 1/2 inch
(152,4 x 125,73 cm)
ed. 3 + 2 AP

40 x 32,5 inch
(101,6 x 82,55 cm)
ed. 7 + 2 AP

Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano (New York, 1950) rappresenta nelle sue opere un’iconografia personale che ha costruito attraverso gli anni e che costituisce l’aspetto più originale della sua ricerca. La sua figura è ormai storicamente riconosciuta e, pur essendo una persona profondamente religiosa, spesso le sue opere hanno suscitato profondo scandalo proprio nell’ambito della tradizione cattolica a causa dei soggetti solitamente vissuti come provocatori e sacrileghi.
Serrano si esprime attraverso il mezzo fotografico in modo totalmente autonomo grazie anche all’utilizzo di poster che inondano le strade delle città dove si svolgono le sue mostre e che raggiungono così migliaia di persone.
È questo il motivo per cui il suo messaggio risulta facilmente comprensibile anche al grande pubblico. Molti ricordano il suo Piss Christ del 1987 o la serie delle Morgue, che lo hanno definitivamente consacrato come uno tra i più influenti artisti della scena internazionale degli ultimi 20 anni.


Tra le principali mostre personali, ricordiamo: Andres Serrano: Fluids, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Parigi, 1998; Andres Serrano: A History of Sex, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; A History of Andres Serrano: A History of Sex, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Olanda, 1997; Andres Serrano, Saatchi Museum, London, U.K., 1991; Andres Serrano: Works 1983-93, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Morgue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada, 1995.

 

Andres Serrano (New York City, 1950) expresses a personal iconography in his artworks that has been built up over the course of a lifetime, and which today constitutes the most original aspect of his artistic production. Serrano is currently considered a historically important figure in the international art scene and, despite the fact that he is a deeply religious individual, his artworks have often been considered scandalous precisely because they deal with subjects connected with the Catholic tradition.
Serrano expresses his art through photographs in an entirely autonomous manner thanks in part to the use of posters that inundate the streets of cities where his exhibitions are held, making it possible for his artworks to reach thousands and thousands of people. This is the reason why his art has made waves far outside the art world: for example many people are familiar with his 1987 artwork Piss Christ, a plastic crucifix immersed in a glass full of urine that put Serrano on the map in the contemporary art world and established the artist’s reputation
once and for all.


Some of the Andres Serrano’s more important exhibitions include: Andres Serrano: Fluids, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, 1998; Andres Serrano: A History of Sex, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; A History of Andres Serrano: A History of Sex, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherland, 1997; Andres Serrano, Saatchi Museum, London, U.K., 1991; Andres Serrano: Works 1983-93, The New Museum of  Contemporary Art, New York; The Morgue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada, 1995.