Carl Ferrero, Words & Pictures

 

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Carl Ferrero, “Love works evil in you,” 2015.  Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 30 x 36"

“Love works evil in you,” 2015.
Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 30 x 36″

Carl Ferrero, “Modern love vs. Nature,” 2015.  Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 14 x 24"

“Modern love vs. Nature,” 2015.
Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 14 x 24″

Carl Ferrero, “Now that you know,” 2015.  Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 34 x 26"

“Now that you know,” 2015.
Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 34 x 26″

Carl Ferrero, “Submit to me,” 2015.  Fabric paint, collage and acrylic on translucent fabric, 42 x 42"

“Submit to me,” 2015.
Fabric paint, collage and acrylic on translucent fabric, 42 x 42″

Carl Ferrero, “What could I say,” 2015.  Collage and watercolor on 2 sheets of paper, 15 x 22" overall

“What could I say,” 2015.
Collage and watercolor on 2 sheets of paper, 15 x 22″ overall

Carl Ferrero, “Cruel passion,” 2015.  Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 24 x 24"

“Cruel passion,” 2015.
Fabric paint, collage and oil on linen, 24 x 24″

 

 


Carl_FerreroABOUT THE ARTIST

Carl Ferrero is an artist and graphic designer who works in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited at Feature Inc., Vox Populi, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artists Space, The Elizabeth Foundation, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Exile gallery in Berlin, and Artenova in Italy. Ferrero received his MFA from Brooklyn College, and has received fellowships from the Millay Colony, the AIM program, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. As a graphic designer, he has collaborated with the writers Mike Albo, Claire Donato and Monica Youn.

ARTIST STATEMENT

These new paintings include images of men clipped from magazines or taken surreptitiously with my iPhone outside of Goldman Sachs. These are collaged onto vague and sugary landscapes, overlaid with handwriting based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s letters and his novel ‘Venus and Furs.’ As in all my work, the writing doubles as a visual element and as text. My aim is to take all the all of the messy psychosexual and sociopolitical things that interest me, smash them together and find the poetry in that.