When I first met Sergio Sericolo years ago, he was a musician. Or at least I only knew him as a musician. He was the guitarist and singer with the power trio Even the Odd, a band that took rather straight-forward pop forms and exploded them in a myriad of megawatt directions.
These days he’s taking the same approach to his artwork, although thankfully at a considerably more tolerable volume.
NIPPERTOWN: A lot of your work seems to address nature – except perhaps your silverware series. How would you describe your artistic relationship with nature?
SERICOLO: I feel the motif of nature will always be addressed in art, and my relationship with it is based on many things. There is a great metaphor with nature in my work relating to the ideas of growth, change, decay and rebirth. Also nature lends itself to a greater vocabulary of images, making for seemingly endless possibilities of form.