‘Bonne Courage’ by Sergio Barrale
Artist: Sergio Barrale
Title: ‘Bonne Courage’
Medium: Pastel on Paper
Dimensions: 47” x 19”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artist:
Sergio Barrale is a Los Angeles, CA based artist who was born in New York and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Barrale connects the use of graphite in his work to a naturalistic need for creative expression, and human desire to comprehend contemporary events rooting back to ancestral times. His large-scale works seek to incite a conversation about past approaches to religion as well as capture an outlook on it today as an ethical code, reformed without emphasis on hierarchy, but alternatively on individual truth and morality.
To journey, lift the veil and see the Other side, is a safe way of dying and coming back. I know how to do it. I Am Old. I’ll keep going, to bring you it’s message, as Hermes Trismegistus taught me. As Wim Hof taught me to breathe. As Alan Watts taught me to get to the moment. I know how to slow down time and move the body fantastic, it’s an old technique. Old cave painter vision. Yes I’m making that parallel, artist & cave painter the same. It’s in my genes, my heritage. Those that remember have the same task, show the Way. I do the work and go into the Other, so you don’t have to. It’s my purpose.