Serge Gay Jr. is a illustrator / fine artist / graphic designer currently based out of San Francisco, California. Born in Port-au Price, Haiti and developed during his years in the U.S. His art infuses inspiration born from living in cities from coast to coast. Influence in his work can be found from the culture of his homeland, New York, Miami and Detroit. Currently the story continues to evolve from the west coast of the United States. The College for Creative Studies in Detroit would then help him to further refine his skills and build the foundation for his art career as an full time Artist.
1xRUN Thru Interview
Love Drug by Serge Gay Jr.
1xRun: Is the original still for sale?
Serge Gay Jr: It was just sold to a buyer from 1xRUN. You can see more original works at my store.
1xRun: When was Love Drug drawn/created?
Serge Gay Jr: Late March of 2012.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Serge Gay Jr: The idea came from the song “All I Could Do Was Cry” by Etta James and put my own twist to it. A woman who love a guy but later in their relationship the guy wanted to end the relationship because so was to much of a bad girl and wanted a good girl to bring home to mom. So she’s left heartbroken and wanted to be the one walking down the aisle with him and thought he love her for who she was.
1xRun: How long did the piece take to complete?
Serge Gay Jr: About four days.
1xRun: Why should people buy Love Drugs?
Serge Gay Jr: It’s a classic, retro love story with a model twist.
1xRun: Describe Love Drugs in one gut reaction word.
Serge Gay Jr: Affection.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Serge Gay Jr: 1st grade.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Serge Gay Jr: Drawing naked people in South Beach.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Serge Gay Jr: My father
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Serge Gay Jr: My friends.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Serge Gay Jr: All the time, lots of mix music but for this one old classic Motown, Etta James.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Serge Gay Jr: There’s some friends from Haight that I would love to collaborate with. If not them some big time singer or rapper not a visual artist. My father would be another person.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Serge Gay Jr: I have no idea…I don’t even like much collaboration with strangers. So maybe my Grandfather, who was an artist, would love to see how he worked.
1xRun: What else do you have on the horizon?
Serge Gay Jr: More shows, that’s what I want to focus on at the moment.
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?