Art helps us understand the world around us. It also informs us of our past and the ways in which culture and history form our identity. Artist Serge Gay Jr. knows best. Having moved to the US from Haiti, his work draws from the cultural sociology of his homeland of Haiti, as well as the various American cities he visited since.
But first and foremost, Gay Jr. treats his art as a way of communication—translating thoughts and feelings into striking images.“I was painting as a kid, since the first grade,” he recalled in an interview with Feed the Juice. “Painting was my way of communication since English wasn’t my first language.”
His work speaks volumes, and includes illustration, graphic design, and (naturally) painting. “I always like to squeeze in as many projects as I can,” says Gay Jr. “Anything to keep me creative working on visual art to make me feel passionate.” Now, more than ever, his art can provide a source of healing – through color and texture.
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