René Serrano Rodríguez

René Serrano Rodríguez

Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico

About René Serrano Rodríguez

Open to commissions...
I was born in 1975 in C. Guanajuato, Mexico.

After a year living in a Catholic seminary, i was “suggested” to leave the ecclesiastical career and i finished high school in Morelia, Mexico.

At 18 years old i start a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration studies, after a year and half  i quit it to travel to the Canary Islands and central Europe to play music in the street. Icame back to Mexico to study Design.

At the same time, I start to work as a trainee accountant and travel in the smalls indigenous communities in Mexico. I quit the Design School and i came back to Europe.

In 2002 I finished the bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts from Tournai in Belgium.

In 2005 I finished a Master degree in Arts and technologies at the European University of Madrid, Spain.

His body of work appears as part of private collections as well as inside museums such as the Morelia Contemporary and the National Anthropology library in Mexico.

An audiophile enthusiast; i likes to listen my vinyl collection and play and record my music.

Statement:
René serrano creates works which highlight those wonders of daily life that go unnoticed; the moments that shape our trajectories but are so minute, they are often times overlooked.
The “TIME” as a muse; Serrano identify the traces and calligraphy as layers in life and in the painting.

His works revolve around ideas about banal events, and he views daily life as an altar for meditation and fascination. This fascination translates to pure logical forms like a circle or a square as backdrops or layers to his calligraphy forms. Maybe a kind of Glossolalia.


In his last serie “Pilot logbook” use this title as a metaphor of the different events in our daily life. (The pilot logbook contains every flight a pilot has flown, including flight time, number of landings, and types of instrument approaches made.)

In other series René (an enthusiast audiophile) name his paintings using the title from a song from his vinyl collection. He uses the 'ritual of playing music in a turntable as a means for understanding the passage of time throughout our daily spaces and routines.

In another series René uses the title “Battle” followed by a identification number. The word Battle makes a reference from our personal challenges in our life and how must to do our "best" to heal and win in our daily challenges...

In his paintings René writes with a Self-created calligraphy over textures, over forms, over circles, and talk us about the circles in life.
He reinterprets these layers as the different experiences in our lifetime

The harmonious compositions are a tribute to the passage of time in a person’s life, a life that is shaped by interactions, occurrences, and encounters that color our realities and affects our decision making.

Education

+ Master Degree in Arts. European University of Madrid. Madrid,Spain
+ B.A.A.: Applied Arts. Fine Arts Tournai Academy. Pictorial Research Section. Tournai,Belgium.
+ B.A. Business Administration (Not Finished) The Morelia Institute of Technology. Morelia, Michoacán. Mexico
+ Language: Spanish, French, English.

Events

Distinctions:

+Official Selection International Cervantino Festival. Guanajuato, MX. 2018
+ XXXVI Anthropological photography award. ENAH. CDMX, MX. 2017
+Official Selection International Cervantino Festival. Guanajuato, MX. 2015
+Trajectory Artist Grant. CONACULTA/IECG Guanajuato, MX. 2013
+Official Selection International Film Festival of Morelia, MX. 2007
+Prize winner Efraín Vargas Art Prize Morelia, MX. 2007
+Co-Inversión Art Grant Cultural Ministry of Michoacan, MX. 2007
+Young Artist Grant. CONACULTA/Cultural Ministry of Michoacan,MX. 2006
+Official Selection Mediatine Prize. Brussels, BE. 2002

Exhibitions

SOLO Exhibitions:
+ Olga Costa Museum, Guanajuato, MX, 2018
+Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, MX, 2015
+Tecnológico Museum, Puebla, MX, 2015
+Pórtico Gallery, Morelia, MX, 2011
+Fábrica de Imágenes Gallery, Morelia, MX 2011
+Maison de l’ Amérique Latine, Bruxelles, BE, 2010
+Michoacán State Museum, Morelia, MX, 2007
+Querétaro City Museum, Querétaro, MX, 2003

GROUP Exhibitions:
+Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2019
+National School of Anthropology and History, CDMX, MX, 2017
+Héctor García Gallery. CDMX, MX, 2015
+Olga Costa Museum Guanajuato, MX, 2014
+TAG Gallery Bruxelles, BE, 2012
+International Film Festival of Morelia, Morelia, MX, 2007
+Casa de la Cultura, Morelia, MX, 2007
+Artank Gallery, Belfast, IE, 2004
+Centre Touristique de la laine et la mode. Verviers, BE, 2002
+Centre cultural W.S.L. Bruxelles, BE, 2002