b. 1952 in San Polo del Piave, Italy
Lives and works in Trieste, Italy
Serse has pursued his artistic research for more than twenty years and is considered one of the key figures
in the panorama of contemporary Italian drawing. The artist produces his works by using graphite powder
and rubber on paper. Employing great technical virtuosity, his drawings represent the plant and architectural
landscape as only a photograph can, characterized by the sophisticated use of black and white. Through his
play on shadows and light, Serse manages to create an almost magical land-, sea- or cloudscape, where time
is suspended: storms, which disrupt the sea, remain frozen in his photogram; the reflections carved in
real time have hardly finished blending.
From Serse’s graphite flows one of the most intense re-readings in contemporary art of the traditional theme of landscape:
seas, skies and clouds, towering mountains, snowy woods, natural spaces deprived of any human presence, transfigured
by shadows and light. A repertoire of images of the suspended temporality that oscillate from the meticulous detail of a
droplet, a crystal or an architectural feature, to immense spaces revealing nature in its primary and sublime condition.
Serse’s work has been displayed in many museums like the MAMC Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole,
Museum of Beaux Arts and SMAK in Ghent, at the Royal Palace in Milan, Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art,
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba and in 2005 participated in the third Valencia Biennial in Spain.