Sergio Sandino mixes traditional illustration with fine art in his eclectic paintings filled with bold colors and shapes that leap off the page.
Whether the subjects are animals, people or objects, he enjoys contemplating a subject and projecting his interpretation onto the canvas. “I consider all my work portraiture. With people, I try to give a sense of the person with a visual language unique to that person. With animals, I try to communicate my belief that we are neither superior nor inferior to other animals on the planet; we are just a different kind. Overall, I endeavor to create paintings that communicate a sense of life,” says Sergio.
Since 1998, Sergio has been a guest lecturer at a true fresco-painting workshop held during the spring semester at Parsons School of Design. The workshop has allowed him to explore this traditional method of painting and help to make it more accessible to the modern art world. His work has been exhibited at several galleries around the country including Risa Needleman Gallery in New York City, the Maude Kearns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon and the Saint John's University Gallery in Queens, New York.
Sergio works out of his Jersey City, New Jersey studio.