In the Garden, 2022
Acrylic, charcoal, 24k gold on canvas
60 in. x 48 in. / 152.4 cm. x 121.92 cm.
Blurring the lines between abstraction and ﬁguration, contemporary artist Ferrari Sheppard creates paintings that delve deeply into the collective consciousness
of humanity. The Los Angeles-based artist was born in Chicago and has lived in various countries in Africa. His paintings are inﬂuenced by memories, dreams, and lived experience, evoking a sense of nostalgia.
Sheppard’s approach to ﬁguration heralds a new visual language, with large acrylic, charcoal, and 24k gold on canvas conveying movement and emotion through his conﬁdent brushstrokes and distinctive use of color. His abstract practice brings forth irregularities in each work, giving the viewer a sense of activity and excitement. The abstracted ﬁgures are created with an intuitive balance between subtle idiosyncrasies and intentional opacity, holding space for the complexity and expansiveness within each individual being.
Past solo exhibitions include Art Basel, Massimo De Carlo, Switzerland, 2022; TEFAF, Massimo De Carlo, New York, 2022; Dark Bodies Bright Crest, Maruani Mercier, Brussels, 2021; Positions of Power, UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, 2021; to name a few.
Courtesy of the artist (@ferrarisheppard)
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