Inner Seeing

January 27, 2017

"Of course some people say, oh Serge, for an artist to be blind, its such a tragedy… I don’t consider it a great tragedy. I’ve lived a long life, I’m happy to be here and to be alive." 

Serge Hollerbach, multi-lingual painter and long time resident of New York City, continues to paint in spite of severe vision loss. Regarding what guides his recent work, Mr. Hollerbach says: "it’s not a physical seeing, it’s the inner seeing... it is actually trying to make sense of what you’ve seen, and composing it... a kind of a synthesis of what you have seen, and then you express it."

"Yes, physical and also kind of, you know, an artist works, and the hand leads, or the brush leads the hand, you know, that kind of thing."

c. 1991  (directly below)

c. 1962  (bottom of page)

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Serge Hollerbach, oil on canvas, c.1991


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