Even if you don’t realize it, you already know the work of Serge Gay, Jr., a third generation Haitian artist currently living in San Francisco. His crazy illustrations provided the backdrop for Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You,” and scored him and director Matt Stawski a Grammy nomination for Best Short Form Music Video. But that’s not this emerging artist’s only tie to pop culture; along with working on videos for Train and Snoop Dogg, he has also created work inspired by the films of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, as well as a crazy portrait of Rihanna. Click through to check out some of his paintings, and if you like what you see head over to 1xrun.com for Flavorpill Fridays, where a signed, limited-edition print of Hair Dress — today’s Flavorpill cover art! — is currently up for grabs.
Serge Gay, Jr., Hair Dress
Serge Gay, Jr., Furious Anger
Serge Gay, Jr., Royal
Serge Gay, Jr., Life
Serge Gay, Jr., RiRi
Screen shots from “It’s Ok” by Cee-lo Green, featuring the artwork of Serge Gay, Jr.
Serge Gay, Jr., Catching Haiti’s Beauty
Serge Gay, Jr., Pick of the Liquor
Serge Gay, Jr., Ecstatic