Andres Serrano Quotes

 

An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.

— Andres Serrano

Some people have compared the Klan images to ecclesiastical figures.

— Andres Serrano

I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious.

— Andres Serrano

I think if the Vatican is smart, someday they’ll collect my work.

— Andres Serrano

I like the aesthetics of the Church.

— Andres Serrano

I like Church furniture.

— Andres Serrano

I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones.

— Andres Serrano

In my work, I explore my own Catholic obsessions.

— Andres Serrano

As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today is not opposed to being called a Christian, I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the Church and resented being told not to.

— Andres Serrano

I am drawn to Christ but I have real problems with the Catholic Church.

— Andres Serrano

Oftentimes we love the thing we hate and vice versa.

— Andres Serrano

Unfortunately, the Church’s position on most contemporary issues makes it hard to take them seriously.

— Andres Serrano

I like to believe that rather than destroy icons, I make new ones.

— Andres Serrano

I have always felt that I am the sum total of my parts.

— Andres Serrano

One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.

— Andres Serrano

I am just an artist.

— Andres Serrano

My work is intensely personal.

— Andres Serrano

I don’t think that because I am Hispanic I should therefore do Hispanic work.

— Andres Serrano

People have to find ways of explaining the work.

— Andres Serrano

I usually refer to myself as Hispanic.

— Andres Serrano

Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself.

— Andres Serrano

My work has social implications, it functions in a social arena.

— Andres Serrano

I have never voted in my life.

— Andres Serrano

Whenever possible, I operate outside the system.

— Andres Serrano

I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category, and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people.

— Andres Serrano

I am an artist first and a photographer second.

— Andres Serrano

My use of the medium – photography – is in some ways traditional.

— Andres Serrano

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