Serge Hamad, ‘Temporal Perception # 15’, 2016, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2017

Serge Hamad is a French and Algerian established visual artist based in NY. His work is exhibited and sold in galleries and auction houses internationally. He started photography at a very young age and made a career as a conflict zone photographer. In his series “Temporal Perception” each artwork when seen for the first time at a glimpse, seems to be an entity. The colors and geometric lines form a unit. “It's just when our brain starts to analyze our vision that we understand how we lost our childhood,” says the artist.
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About Serge Hamad

An artist and activist, Serge Hamad has created a diverse body of photographic and graphic work that explores a range of subject matter, from human rights issues to figures in repose. His documentary work has focused on poverty, war crimes, censorship, and discrimination. In his best-known series, “Take a Stand,” Hamad explored the plight of persecuted Iranians—women, sexual minorities, and outspoken creative—in poignant portraits. “I use art to inform about sociopolitical situations, but I refuse to illustrate a judgment. I feel that an artwork is successful when once injected into the communication channels it manages to awake a dialog,” he has said of his recent work. Hamad’s more abstract photographs capture subjects relaxing on sprawling beaches or flowers resembling whirling dervishes, serving as serene, hopeful foils to his more political series.

Algerian, b. 1961