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Those who stay. Painting

Carlos Ferg


Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 18 W x 30 H x 1 D in

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Second work in the Time series, in which, like the first, the theme of existence and time as the main element is dealt with again. The scene takes place in the street, where the girls talk oblivious to the drama that is being played out behind them. The girls represent youth, the first stage of life. To the left of the image, an ethereal figure represents the idea of ​​death always present, holding a handful of dry leaves that the wind blows away, like the passing of life. The seagulls on it, opportunistic in the attempt to get any benefit, represent the negative of humanity. In the corner of the building, a litter bin and next to it an hourglass, marks the time, so often wasted. In the stones of the building, there are represented skulls as reliefs, also alluding to death. The letters with Chinese characters represent the title of the work, those that remain, with which I want to give an existential meaning. Made in acrylic on board.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18 W x 30 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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