|First Amendment Gallery
First Amendment Gallery is proud to present Serene, a two-part series of gouache and acrylic paintings by San Francisco-based artist Bagger 43. In the first section, the artist has painted a collection of fictional landscapes. The pieces were made as a meditation on the theme of serenity and calm, inspired by an imagined version of nature. The second section contains portraits made with a less deliberate theme in mind, connected only by their lax nature and the fact that they were all primarily painted at night or in the early morning.
Centering around the two themes allows the work to be cathartic while portraying the concept without dedicating itself too much to exact representation at the expense of conveying the theme. These paintings represent a certain freedom from reproducibility in that sense and remain true to Bagger’s ideal forms of serenity and relaxation.