Jacques Cazaubon Seronde received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and currently lives and works out of Flagstaff, Arizona. He moved back to Flagstaff just a few years ago and has established himself as an artist to watch. He is the driving force behind the new artist-operated project, MOCAF, Museum of Contemporary Art: Flagstaff. He produced two MOCAF exhibitions in 2014. Seronde’s work is powerful, vivid and rich.
How do you refract European Post-Impressionism through the expanse of the American West? Its elementary for Arizona based artist Jacques Cazaubon Seronde. Serdone creates works of unbridled color, free flowing form, and brushwork that references that of Cezanne, Van Gogh, or even Modernist painters like Hans Hoffman with his lose approach to composition. Seronde tempers that evocation of art historical genres with the visuality that the landscape of the American Southwest burns into the retina. His work evokes the wide open spaces and rugged vistas that comprise this region of the United States with inclusions of figural elements from still life to human form. Having formally trained both at the Laguna College of Art and Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Serdone has an imbricated education with which to draw from when working on his practice.