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In a time when so many artists rely on photography, it’s refreshing to see paintings that can be described as “post-photographic." Sergio Teran avoids many of the pitfalls of art done from photographs. His work is highly personal, complex, poetic and heartfelt. He often begins with a worn object, instead of a pristine canvas. His paintings have a sense of history; his work seems to be part excavation and part execution. His layered surfaces reveal and conceal. His paintings are artifacts, or records of a search, rather than mere images. A genuine search is apparent and imbues the work with added power and resonance. Sergio Teran escapes the confines of painting based solely on photographs and gives us something much richer.