Beach (8), 2011 - Serge Hamad
About the Work
About Beach (8)
In Serge Hamad's Relax series, sunbathers frolic on the soft sands of Venice Beach while seagulls fly overhead. Exploring themes of solitude, repose, and recreation, Hamad's photographs emphasize the vastness of sea and sky, allowing the viewer to relax into the scenes.
About the Artist
About Serge Hamad
Both an artist and an activist who works to expose human-rights abuses, Serge Hamad creates art that casts light on the human realities of censorship ...Read More
Both an artist and an activist who works to expose human-rights abuses, Serge Hamad creates art that casts light on the human realities of censorship, imprisonment, and persecution. French-Algerian by birth, he was exposed to both Western and Eastern culture at a young age. "I feel that an artwork is successful when once injected into the communication channels it manages to awake a dialog," the artist says. "I use art to inform about sociopolitical situations."
Yet Serge Hamad also makes room in his oeuvre for more light-hearted fare, including his Relax series, which depicts sun-soaked moments on Venice Beach. Capturing moments that radiate calm enjoyment, he invites viewers to lose themselves in the image, just as the subjects are lost within the expanses of sea and sky. A veteran war photographer and documentarian for European TV channels, Serge Hamad has exhibited at the SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, the Seyhoun Gallery, and other venues. His donated art was also auctioned at Christies London to endorse women's rights.
DescriptionPhotograph taken with a digital single-lens reflex camera and printed with archival pigments on fine art rag paper.
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist
DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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Additional InformationProceeds from the sale of this work will benefit the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and Omid Advocates for Human Rights.
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