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.
19 thoughts on “About”
I just ran into your site. Cool beans. I hope all is well man.
Glad I checked your work out…colorful, animated and a amazing.
Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?
I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
I had heard of some load issues but it seems ok in general, thanks for checking!
God, your art. Saw the piece on a truck of the women in the heart shaped glasses. Been in love with this artist ever since.
Thank you very much:)))
This may be am absolutely ridiculous question but do you have prints of your work? In love with your watercolors and the spirit animals!!!!
This may be an absolutely ridiculous question but do you sell prints of your work? I’m in love with your watercolors and spirit animals!!!
I do! I have animal prints available! I’m not sure I have them shown here. I post available works on http://www.cernstudio.tumblr.com and I can semd you available one of a kind screen prints i have available:)
I was searching murals in Seattle and saw your great animal art at a dog park. I have to go see it in person! Just wondering, you probably travel a lot so likely you don’t have a dog yourself but I see your love of them. Me too!
Hey! Thank you! I hope you get to see it in person! I don’t currently have a dog of my own, but hopefully I will again sometime:)
Hey! I first saw your art on a van in VA on 495 south in Oct 2014 -loved it snapped a photo because of course anytime you see street art on the highway you must snap a photo lol, a year later moved to NYC and dead ass saw the same van! …. destiny lol a little hint a year prior nyc was coming my way maybe? Anyways just found the photo and remembered and decided to check out your website.. Cheer on your work, it’s great!
thanks for the message! i wonder if the van is on this site…if not i will hopefully get it up on a future update… there are a bunch of new works i’m doing around nyc.. I hope you get to see. !