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.

contact Cernone@gmail.com

selections of available works http://cernstudio.tumblr.com/

Instagram @cernesto

a journal of 2014    http://cernism.tumblr.com/

Hip Hop music https://soundcloud.com/cern-1

Folk/Guitar/vocals https://soundcloud.com/gunboat-dream-band


written by Jared Levy

The Artist

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.

New York

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

  1. 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.

  2. This may be am absolutely ridiculous question but do you have prints of your work? In love with your watercolors and the spirit animals!!!!

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

    1. 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. !

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