Updated: Aug 26, 2018
Sarai Bernice is a Chicago born artist who uses dreams and the organic world as inspiration for her paintings. Her work revolves around the many facets of identity in our current era. She uses an Afro-surrealist lens to juxtapose biology with theory, drawing attention to political implications of her ancestral code. With a dichotomy of rough and smooth media, she conveys the various ingredients and struggles that go into producing the self for consumption, which quite often boils down to the seduction of the aesthetic. Bringing into conversation theories of nurture vs nature vs necromancy.