The drawings above are excerpted from the sketchbook that Serge Hollerbach kept between 1998- 2001, the period of time in which his vision began to significantly deteriorate due to macular degeneration. Click on the imagesfor a full screen slide show.
About 20 years ago, when Hollerbach could no longer see well enough to draw and paint in a detailed way, he transformed himself as an artist, bringing the more abstract elements of his craft visibly to the fore. He feels himself to have been liberated, set free to explore an entirely new way of working. We spoke with Serge a while back and are excited to share an excerpt of our conversations with him, the entirety of which can be found as a transcript in our Archives section under Interviews.