Jassiel Serna is a Chicago based artist whose work redefines the art of paper mache. Serna’s work challenges the standards of fine art, creating relic-like sculptures reminiscent of primitive art. His work explores themes of nature, culture, identity, politics and religion. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from The American Academy of Art.

As an expression of a natural process, Serna creates relic-like sculptures that are reminiscent of terra-cotta and stone-like finishes. Encapsulated within the landscapes are layers of tajin and chamoy – an obvious way of making the sculptures blatantly Mexican, and a direct response to the diluted and seemingly digestible versions of Mexican culture.

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