My first contact with Serges LaGarde was 5 years ago when I just saw a picture of him and found a folder with some of his music selections. I knew I was going to like him and, unlike many other times, my expectations were satisfied and even surpassed.
My first visit to his house was my first (and the last) four people party. Two couples dancing their asses off all night in house with inspiration at every corner: a mask here, a sculpture there, music and nature.
“What do you do, Serges?”, “A little bit of this, a little bit of that” he answered. He finds stuff on the street and makes art out of them. It is not intentional, he’s not trying to make a statement, is just that he finds inspiration in everything. Finds something, cleans it and gives it a new life. He also paints and makes music.
As many truly dedicated artists I know, he is not showing his art. Exhibitions are boring and require too much work, he doesn’t know how to do it and doesn’t care. Creating just because it feeds him and cannot do without.
Authentic in everything he does, speaking a mix of french, german and english, aware and still modest about his talent, doing everything with style.
After 5 months of Hamburg, a short visit at his house feels like a Child’s Pose after a long and challenging Vinyasa.