Fascinated with shapes and colours and how they fuse amongst the layers of paint, Ferney Caro’s work is a research about painting itself. Ferney is the Colour Box Studio member and talented visual artist behind amazing works of acrylic on canvas, and winning exhibitor at our annual members and volunteers exhibition, Throw Up Your Art. We caught up with Ferney to have a chat about what influences him, his current projects, and what creative projects he is cooking up for 2017.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
I am a Colombian-born, Melbourne-based emerging visual artist.
How did you start your creative business/arts practice and why?
I started my professional practice in 2015 and was motivated to make the move to Melbourne, Australia. Living in Melbourne has given me the chance to study, work, and develop my career as a painter.
Where did you grow up and has it influenced what you create?
I grew up in Colombia and I reckon every facet in life, even unconscious, influences and builds upon the manner with which you operate. I used to question if art has a nationality – Are the artworks that I have created Australian? Or are they the result of my Colombian-born condition? My identity is also shaped by my trips overseas.
What is your current project?
I am preparing paintings with boxing fighters as my subjects. I like the idea of the body in movement and the blur of the image.
Who or what is your inspiration?
The painting itself. I am really consumed and intrigued by the movement of brushstrokes. My work is about what painting is. Every painting is trying to solve the question and every painting answers the question differently despite its similarity. This gives me consistency in my work.
At home in Melbourne’s CBD – in my small studio next to the balcony on the ninth floor of a building overlooking King Street, with comfy clothes and next to the kettle.
Tell us about an exciting project you’re currently working on or hoping to do in 2017.
I am expecting to gather some artwork and make my first solo exhibition next year.
Where can we see more of your work?
If you’d like to find out more about Ferney Caro’s artistic background and creative process, click through to read our blog post where we chatted with Ferney Caro for the 2016 Throw Up Your Art exhibition.
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