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Artist Spotlight: Serafima Sokolov

Artist Spotlight: Serafima Sokolov

Viewing Sokolov’s art is like going through a psychedelic journey.  I can’t even wrap my head around what her art might look like under the influences.  Brains literally might spontaneously combust. She uses bright and high-contrasting color schemes that really makes her work pop out.  Her work so far has been showcased all over South Florida.  Find out more from Serafima’s deep and inspirational bio!

About Serafima:

Immigrating to the United States just prior to the fall of the former Soviet Union with my parents and realizing the different perspectives on existence, I aim to showcase the destiny of as many unknown individuals. Developing my own unique style, & using modern technology only as my base platform; I transform the real world around myself into dreamlike mosaics using my conceptual & classical training in oils, acrylics and other mediums to critique modern issues. My work has often been called haunting, the images ghost-like or ethereal. Casting an evocative eye towards modern issues such as war, equal rights and theocracy with a flare for the ironic, meshing images both modern and past into seamless ideas that are timeless. My artwork has been shown nationwide within the past ten years.

About Serafima’s art:
Shining a new dynamic light on community wrenching situations, the artist adds new dimensions to captured moments. The image, whether a still shot or moving picture though, can never tell the true story of what the individuals actually went through. Through human aid on hand to assist the injured, through financial aid to rebuild, and through the historical documentation made to understand the situation for the future, an artist can be a part of that documentation in reminding the public that although news stories are fickle, life is full of situations that need attention. Humanity will always prevail in the end over some of the corruption that surfaces in natural and human disasters. By painting from real photographs, the works speak of the suffering of human kind throughout the ages.

Artist Spotlight: Serafima Sokolov

Serafima in Hollywood Hotel Staircase

First Road to Paradise at theRamada in Hollywood, Fla.

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'Roly' in Boynton Beach Art District

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Ft.Lauderdale Station Opening

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Seminole Children Atop a Gator in Coconut Creek, Fla.


The stories told in the words and the eyes of our ancestors are lessons of survival, not defeat. The ghosts of our past run deep in our blood streams, and the colors I paint them in enliven their spirits and memories.

You can see more of her work on her website.  Don’t forget to like her Facebook page!

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Esteban Garcia

Esteban Garcia is a Co-founder and the Content Manager of Vivid Arts. His favorite artists are Salvador Dali, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy. He loves sports; rooting for the his hometown Mets and New York Giants.

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