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Kerstin Serz

Kerstin Serz Contemporary Artist Berlin

about

Kerstin Serz came to Berlin in the 90s to study at the UdK. The relationships between human figures, animals, and plants form the fundamentals of her pictorial themes.  By combining these fragmented elements in intricate ways, her work develops a language of the surreal in a cosmos unique to her art. 

Kerstin Serz Contemporary Artist

Berlin, Deutschland
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discover the unexpected

positions Berlin

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Shelldiver
2021, oil und acryl on canvas, 180cm x 80cm

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Domestication
2021, oil und acryl on canvas, 180cm x 80cm

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Meatdiver
2021, oil und acryl on canvas, 180cm x 80cm

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endless summer

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Immobile Life

In her most recent exhibition, Kerstin Serz takes the classic genre of still life painting  into the dimensions of the present. A variety of materials and juxtapositions are explored, where meat and stone almost become indistinguishable. 

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 Mannsblut

 

In German the flower found in this still life is called "Mannsblut", which translates into "men's blood". Located in the predominately female-associated shell, this painting alludes to the inversions of traditional power structures and the significance of blood. The steak, a dish that can be described as more masculine, is suppressed by the shell who bears the flower. "Mannsblut"  is a visual stacking of our preconceptions of gender-roles, and their arbitrariness .

night creatures

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It is uncertain, whether the moth is forcing the leopard to open his mouth, or the moth has been trapped.

Wild hiss of soul

Babymoth without socks

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Duskmoth

The exuding of colours, perhaps a kind of animalistic catharsis

PRINTS 

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Traces of positive and negative spaces that imprint a reality onto sieved paper 

The Hipster Series / Portraits of Hipsters addresses the rustic appearance of  beards that has been popularised by "Hipsters" in Berlin. 

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