Beside being an exceptional screen printer and sign painter, he is are a great typographer, illustrator and painter, with a passion for big scale canvases such as walls. During his apprenticeship, he loved mixing colors, Iearning that a medium too big to be printed must be done with a brush and he quickly learned to handle the pounce wheel. In his teenage years when he was spraying walls, he was taught how to manage scale, letters, size and space. „So, in a way, I nourish and feed a passion that has been there since I was a little kid.“ he says in an interview (Juxtapoz Magazin, 2018).
Serge Lowrider finds a great amount if inspiration in flea markets, vintage stuff & signage, a color palette on a vinyl or a vintage t-shirt. But also in general objects of desire like Jordan shoes, basket balls, surfboards, drinks and food. Indeed, he collects a great deal of inspiration by traveling on road trips through diverse cities around the world, never without his sketch book.
Growing up, he was surrounded by such a rich handmade and hand-painted graphic heritage that he feel obligated to carry it on for the future generations. One of his goal is to produce screen prints, walls and signs that will last for 100 years or more. For his coming years, he would like to spend more time outside, painting signs directly at the client’s location as well as painting huge public walls.
Tania Di Brita