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. 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 from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and how it has been regaining greater importance over time in virtue of fighting 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, South Korea, the United States, France or Spain, among others. In addition, it has expanded the channels to show its work through online art galleries, considering the weight that these platforms have gained in recent years in the art market, due to its ability to disseminate work globally. On the other hand, he has had the opportunity to make his work known by exhibiting at the Manifest Art Manchester and holding individual and group exhibitions. He has also had the opportunity to show his work in The Liverpool Art Book edited by Emma Bennet and The Guide Artists magazine.