Cern, a native of New York City currently based in Brooklyn, got his start writing graffiti in the early nineties. Continued development as a visual artist and musician finds Cern painting murals and exhibiting works throughout South America, Europe and South Africa. Cern’s work has also been featured at the San Diego Museum of Art, Museu Brasileiro De Escultura in Sao Paulo, and Los Angeles MOCA.
selections of available works http://cernstudio.tumblr.com/
a journal of 2014 http://cernism.tumblr.com/
Hip Hop music https://soundcloud.com/cern-1
written by Jared Levy
Cern is the type of artist whose life and craft are intensely intertwined. The
wall or canvas act as an expression of a much deeper, layered mantra and
perspective on how to go through life. There is something carefree, lucid
and free flowing about his work which easily doubles as an explanation of
the man himself. His art comprises of both abstract, smooth, blended lines
with elements of clearly defined edges and imagery. Comparisons to his
life philosophies are self evident; thoughtful, determined and somewhat
clear but still open to speculation, critique and evolution.
Cern favors imagery of women, animals and abstract shapes and forms but
is not confined to only these elements. His style is strong and consistent,
albeit hard to pin down. You can spot his work easily, however defining it is
more of a challenge.
Born and raised in Queens, Cern is a lifelong New Yorker hailing from a
New York family. The impact of the city, while undeniable, is hard to
pinpoint. Cern’s relationship to the city is complex. Although a familiar
place, he feels as though he is not “a certain kind of comfortable here. I
feel like I’m traveling often here, even if I’m here for months without
leaving. But other times nothing changes.”
Through his work Cern tries to put a
new perspective on this environment, an attempt to self express in a place
that is constantly impacting this very process.