Vin Servillon is an artist based in New York City who brings instinct and emotion to all of his work. His love of painting eyes has its roots in the raw feeling he brings to his work-- he says he likes the "simple honesty" he finds in them, the question of "Is it looking at you? Or Is it looking at me? If so what are your questions for each other?" Servillon is also a fierce advocate for mental health speaking openly about his own struggles with depression and anxiety and how art played a healing role in his life.
Servillon never went to art school and admits that most of the time he doesn’t know if he’s using what experts would call the “right” brush for his work. He navigates strictly by emotion, mixing paint colors and choosing art tools instinctively. His choices for colors often evoke joy but upon closer inspection one might find a deeper perspective than joy. When he needs a shot of resolve, he glances at a Rembrandt quote that’s hanging near his painting table: “Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try to paint they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can’t do it. I just can’t do it! And that is what I am just a little crazy.”
“Painting has saved me from my own demons,” he says.