In order to create abstract works marked by technical expertise and an emotional backbone, this exciting American painter draws inspiration from a range of sources including serene landscapes, music and the joy of everyday life events. His themes include nature subjects that appear soft and independent, and urban landscapes such as New York's iconic skyscrapers and and scenes of everyday life.
Al Serino's compositions are emotional spaces built by layers of color – some transparent, others opaque – all forming the substance of the piece.
Working across mediums, he creates powerfully charged portraits and semi-abstract works that evoke raw emotion through rough textures.
His landscape paintings have been presented at many exhibitions held in the most prestigious galleries in the United States and Canada.
Serino studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and received his BFA in painting from this university. For over 12 years, he has held a position as an art director and as an instructor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Al Serino's naive narrative paintings are mostly made using acrylics, as its fast drying qualities give him the freedom to mix other mediums more easily. Out of his studio, based in Brooklyn, he creates his artworks and conducts workshops and classes at painting.