Sergio Teran: I am a Contemporary Mexican/American Artist born 1974, in Los Angeles CA. In 1999, I graduated from the Art Center College of Design where I received a B.F.A in Illustration / Fine Arts. In 2000, I moved to NYC where I attended New York University and received a graduate degree in Studio Art and Painting (2002).
Artist Statement 2015
I work with images of representation and I make visceral art work that is inspired by media, personal experience and art. I am a storyteller and in my work you will find a spectrum of painting.
I use figuration in my work as a way to represent diversity in Los Angeles and contemporary painting. My images of people and places impart dialogue through direct and indirect narratives. At times abstraction is utilized to bring attention to the process of painting as a language.
I enjoy working in multimedia and often experiment with surface texture. I favor a physical approach to art-making, and I try to imbue the art object with that imprint, i.e. where marks echo gesture, layers are built up through various stages of media over long periods, and surfaces express diverse textures and treatments.