Edgar Serrano

Region: Northeast

Website: https://edgarserrano.com

City / State: New Haven, CT

 We live in a hybrid reality—part physical, part virtual. These two worlds are different but not entirely separate; their borders are continually dissolving and reforming. I know this borderland well. I am the child of undocumented Mexican immigrants, and I have lived my entire life along unseen but ever-present borders. Likewise, my paintings negotiate literal and figurative divisions and situate the viewer on unlikely boundaries between the digital and the real, the alien and the familiar.

My quest—personal and artistic—is to unearth invisible states and identities. Fixed categories of identity can be used to marginalize, but they can also be used by the marginalized to gain visibility and political power. This paradox is the central focus of my practice.