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The wait in the Styx. Painting

Carlos Ferg


Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 30 W x 18 H x 1 D in

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Work of the Time series, inspired by the famous work of Joachim Patinir, the passage of the Stygian lagoon, in which the soul is taken by Charon's boat, to heaven or hell, one on each bank of the river or lagoon, as represented. In this case, the female figure is awaiting transfer. On the left side, hell is represented, represented by storm clouds, darkness and fire, offered by the statue on the bridge. On the right side, the sky is represented, where the light is represented, the life represented by the vegetation and the trees on the shore. The bridges in the background have collapsed sections that prevent communication between the banks. In the line of previous works, the seagulls represent the negative side of humanity, opportunism, pettiness and selfishness. Together with the female figure, an hourglass on the trunk represents time, the end of life and, therefore, death. Made in acrylic on board.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:30 W x 18 H x 1 D in

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Carlos Ferg (1977) is a Spanish artist who has lived for ten years in Manchester (United Kingdom), where he established his studio and from where he began his artistic career. Currently he has moved his studio to Valencia, Spain. After residing in various cities in Spain for part of his childhood and adolescence, he graduated in Art History (Spain, 2001). Later, he moved to Madrid, without pursuing an artistic career, and although he always liked drawing, he wanted to take painting classes, a step beyond the simple application of drawing on paper. While working in different fields away from the creative environment, he maintained the habit of visiting museums, something that maintained his connection with the artistic environment. After ten years living in Madrid, and due to personal circumstances, he began a process of learning pictorial techniques on his own, researching and developing his own style, first through the medium considered essential throughout history, the oil technique. During this stage he became very interested in the work of Velázquez and, fundamentally, in Sorolla's study of volume and light. At that time, he had the opportunity to move to the United Kingdom and the opportunity to explore and learn new mixed media such as pastel, acrylic, watercolor, etc., in addition to receiving new artistic and pictorial influences especially from British artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is in 2015, when he decides to develop a more solid project that will lead him to configure his own work, promoting his personal style in terms of technique and content. He is currently developing a figurative project, based on an update of the works of Symbolism, a movement that had its greatest impact at the end of the 19th century and that was intrinsically linked to the literary movement developed in Paris, as its epicenter and that was spreading. to the rest of Europe and influencing the other arts in a notorious way. Hence, writers such as Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Poe, etc. stand out, who formed the nucleus of the group that would become known as The Damned poets.

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