Carlos Ferg

Manchester

Carlos Ferg (b. 1977) is a Spanish artist who has lived in Manchester (United Kingdom) for nine years, where he has established his studio and from where he develops all his work. 
After living in several cities in Spain, during part of his childhood and adolescence, he graduated in Art History (Spain,2001).
Then, he moved to Madrid, not pursuing an artistic career, and although he was always had a taste for drawing, he wanted to take painting lessons, a step further beyond the simple application of drawing on paper. While he was working on different fields far from the creative environment, he had a hunger for visiting museums, something that kept his connection with the artistic environment.
After ten years living in Madrid, and due to awful personal circumstances, he began a process of learning pictorial techniques on his own, investigating and developing his own style, first through the medium considered essential throughout of history, oil technique. During this stage, he was really interested in the work of Velázquez and, fundamentally, Sorolla’s study of volume and light.
At that time, he had the opportunity to move to the UK and the possibility to explore and learn new mixed media techniques such as pastel, acrylics, etc., apart from receiving new artistic and pictorial influences from the 18th C and 19th C British artists.
It is in 2015, when he decided to develop a more solid project that will lead him to configure his own work, prompting his personal style in terms of technique and content.
He is currently developing a new figurative project, based on an updating of Symbolism works, 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 the epicentre 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., who formed the nucleus of the group that would become known as The Damned Poets, stand out.
The central axis is the development of a new perspective around the figure of women and the evolution of the role they have had in society since the middle of the 19th century until today and how it has regained greater importance over time by virtue of the fight for their rights.
Since 2017, he has had the opportunity to work with galleries such as Carré d´Artistes Gallery (France), and Galerie Evénementielle (France), selling his work in the United Kingdom, Norway, the United States, France and Spain. In addition, he has expanded the channels to show his work through online art auctions, considering the weight that these platforms have gained in recent years in the Art market, due to their ability to divulge work globally. On the other hand, he has had the opportunity to publicize his work exhibiting at the Manifest Art Manchester and recently “ In Manchester “ exhibition by Cotton On Mcr. Also displaying his work at The Liverpool Art Book edited by Emma Bennet and The Guide Artists magazine.
He has a professional studio at Awol Studios, Manchester, UK. A space for artistic and creative development, which brings together a hundred spaces, creating a unique community in a unique environment, because it is one of the few factories of the Industrial Revolution that have been preserved to this day, considered a Grade II historical heritage.

Media

Acrylics

Subjects

Portrait or Figure

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Winsor & Newton

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