Vincent Serbin

Timescape

Negative Collage

Star Gazer

Negative Collage

Winter Lake Myth

Negative Collage

The Western Panorama

Negative Collage

A World Line of Milkweed

Negative Collage

The Migration

Negative Collage

Remnants of the Inner Child

Negative Collage

Stone Wallscape

Negative Collage

Metaphors of Greatness

Cleveland

Met-Life Building

Obeserver Effect

Millenium Art School

The Blind Arch

Urban Hybrid

Times Square

Brooklyn Bridge

Negative Collage

Times Square

Negative Collage

The Recollection of...the Rapture, No.12

Negative Collage

Vibration in Sixteen Dimensions, 17/50

Negative collage

The Minds-Eye-Myth NO.3

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The Fear of Infinity, NO.7

Negative Collage

Elementary Symbols NO.39

Negative Collage
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photographyv
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography
Tarrytown, Tappan Z Gallery, New York Art Gallery, Vincent Serbin, Photography

Vincent Serbin

In 1991, I began to cut and tear my negatives in an effort to fashion a unique visual style and explore the various concepts related to collage imagery.  My exploration was influenced by reading texts of Post-Modern theory which, suggests that every event is a hybrid of the previous one and possesses unpredictable mutations, vague boundaries and complex overlapping elements of a cut and paste nature.  I associate my technique of the "negative collage", with the excesses of modernism that produced the Post-Modern condition.

I photograph my subjects with traditional black and white film in a 4X5 camera.  I cut and tear my negatives and distress them in various ways by scratching, sanding and writing upon them.  The pieces are held together with cellophane tape which also acts as a compositional element.  I then make silver gelatin prints directly from the original construction and uniquely tone each print with sepia and selenium toners.  I use the highest quality fiber based papers and each print is archivally processed for maximum longevity.