Serato has long collaborated with artists to bring striking designs to your decks. Previous Artist Series CV include coveted releases from the likes of Shepard Fairey/OBEY and Eric Orr. This exciting new release from New York-based artist David Ellis is the first in seven years.
The snake evolved out of working with trees and related motifs. And the shape of a tonearm has always reminded me of a snake. At some point I did a drawing where the snake was a snake, but it was also a stylus - like it was a way to play the record.
In his explorations of movement, change, and rhythm, multimedia artist David Ellis effectively combines his talent for visual representation with his passion for musical expression. The confluence of the visual and the musical typifies the wide range of his artwork, from stop-motion videos to kinetic sculptures to live painting performances or motion paintings. David was a founding member of the infamous “Barnstormers”, a group of artists that restored and repainted abandoned barns in North Carolina from the mid 90 to early 2000s. https://www.davidellisstudio.com