Homage to Sassetta
In this artist curated, site-specific exhibition, Serra continues his revered monochromatic techniques which explore chromatism and luminosity within a single shade. His paintings explore two dimensional textures, essentialism and surface tensions. His inspirations are as varied as Old Master portrait artists such as Rembrandt and Modern abstractionists such as Mondrian and Malevich. For this exhibition Serra was particularly inspired by the shapes and themes of the works of il Sasetta resulting in a reverential, chapel-like presentation of his works that is also reminiscent of the Rothko Chapel, inciting contemplation and reflection from pure, minimalist elements.
Although this is the artists first solo presentation at the gallery, he has an established and illustrious career and his work has been extensively exhibited in Europe, and is in the permanent collections of: The Arts Council of Great Britain; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The Rembrandt Society; the National Bank of the Netherlands; UBS AG and Museum der Stadt Waiblingen. He has also contributed work to the English Pavilion of the 12th São Paulo Biennial, and had a monograph published by Gi Ori about his practice.