Sergio Barrale has been featured in vol. 41 of Hi-Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz, American Art Collector, SuperSonic and WhiteHot Magazine. Each one of Sergio's massive drawings clocks 250 hours & grind down close to 500 pencils. In the past two years he has had 17 exhibitions across America including the Mesa Contemporary Museum of Art & Honolulu Museum School of Art.
World renowned art critic Donald Kuspit writes : In Sergio Barrale’s Skull Spiral, 2016, in effect a doubled skull or two skulls in one, the death latent in life—the skull hidden in the head—confronts us. That’s clearly a physiognomy to remember, not to say unforgettable. One might say the memento mori is the ultimately expressive object. In his When Sleeping Things Wake, 2016—a work worthy of Goya and Redon—we are entirely in the realm of the unconscious, trapped in a nightmarish dream, in a morass of morbid creatures, embryonic monsters emerging from a swamp of suffering. Even more than in his Skull Spiral, Barrale gets inside our head, suggesting that we can’t get out of it—that there’s no escape from the unconscious, formless, monstrous, endlessly mutating. The insidious blending of light and shadow—the shadowy light, the luminous shadow—confirms its hellish hold on us, suggesting that there is no way back to consciousness, as Le Brun and Lavater thought when they gave its irrational passions rational form. " (WM).
In Sergio's own words, "When I am gone, my work will live on. No matter what regime in power, my work is forever. In that way, I make artwork for future people. I hold the hands of the past masters in an unbroken chain of light bringers. I am history." -Serg
Maxwell Alexander Gallery • American Art Collector selects • Los Angeles, CA
Spoke Art • Moleskin Exhibition • New York City, NY
Hive Gallery • Visionaries • Los Angeles, CA
Booth Gallery • Nocturnes • New York City, NY
Spoke Art • Delancy & Essex • New York City, NY
Nucleus Gallery • Guillermo Del Toro Tribute Exhibition • Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 1988 • Fake Theme Parks • Los Angeles, CA
AFA Gallery • Small Works exhibition • New York City, NY
WOW x WOW • Room of a Thousand Doors • United Kingdom
Sally Centigrade Gallery • Small works • Denver, CO
Copro Gallery • Heavy Metal Magazine's 40th Anniversary exhibition • Los Angeles, CA
Inner State Gallery • LAX /DTW Curated by Thinkspace • Detroit, MI
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum • "Flourish" Curated by Thinkspace • Mesa, AZ
Last Rites Gallery • Solo Exhibition : "Our Private • New York City, NY
Booth Gallery • Psychological Realism • New York City, NY
Thinkspace & Honolulu Museum of Art • Honolulu, HI
Copro Gallery - Best Friends group show • Los Angeles, CA
Huntington Beach Art Center • Momento Mori : Skulls & Bones • CA
Lodge Gallery - Kids For Tomorrow Fundraiser • New York, NY
Stephen Romano Gallery • Magica Sexualis • New York, NY
One Gallery • Curated by Mighty Tanaka • New York, NY
2010 - 2014
Artists Alliance • Cuchifritos Gallery • New York, NY
Printed Matter • Book of Love (On Tape) • New York, NY
RH Gallery • Metrocard Show • New York, NY
Littlefield • Boris Gallery Group Exhibition • Brooklyn, NY
Littlefield • 100 Dollar Show • Brooklyn, NY
Sloan Gallery • Metrocard Show • New York, NY
Littlefield • Solo Exhibit • Brooklyn, NY
Littlefield • Absolutely Salacious • Curator Organizer • Brooklyn, NY
Oakland University Art Gallery • Book of Love (On Tape) • Rochester, MI
2009 - 2004
Littlefield Solo Exhibit • Brooklyn, NY • 09'
Newark Arts Space Association Space Camp • Newark, NJ • 09'
Seed Gallery • Newark, NJ. • 08'
School 33 Art Center • Juried Exhibition • Baltimore, MD • 07'
Tribes Gallery • Judgement Series • New York, N Y • 06'
Artscape • Baltimore, MD • 05'
Pinkard Gallery • Art walk • Baltimore, MD • 05'
London Biennial, Gallery 32 • Draw_ Drawing • London, UK • 04'
Myerhoff Gallery • Odd Nerdrum Presents • Baltimore, MD • 04'
“The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found.” -Terence McKenna
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.