I have seen Serrano's work a few times in many galleries around the world, but this time was some how very different, there where only a few people as I caught the last few hours of opening (rather a late night sampling the delights of Brussels), that many made a difference. Being alone at times in the rooms gave a real sense of scale and play, rather than shuffling along at another pace or having to navigate the human condition.
I became fascinated with the refections on the floors and how at points they intersected with the simple chairs and spaces, as I was listening to the audio guide where Andres was talking about the abstract nature of some of his work and also how some of the work was vandalized due to the explicit nature and felt compelled to re-photograph the work in an abstract way. Showing work within work and reflections. Creatively censoring it to the point of abstraction from the original.
Having a bit of fun with the titles.....
Then I had fun with photographing the gallery with in the refections of the abstractions and the black of the images to create new images.
When Serrano talked about the vandalism about his art, he said that he would prefer that his work caused reaction in people rather than none. So the next few pictures are for that, my reaction.