• size 13" × 13" × 2.75"
  • year 2017
  • medium MDF, aluminum, polymer clay, plaster, and paint
  • framed In white
  • price $1450
“The compositions seem to intuit themselves. There is a dynamic moment in the making process where the elements play with each other until they find that still place.” — Ferris McGuinty
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Ferris mcguinty

Ferris McGuinty (b. 1978) is an artist whose work carries across a varying field of output, from sculpture and assemblage to furniture and lighting. His work primarily explores the relationship between material, form, and balance. Composition and spatial relationships are of a central concern to the artist. The scale of the works attempt to allow the viewer intimate access and in turn provides them with a pure aesthetic experience. Without a specific reference point, the works investigate line, color, texture, shape, and volume, all of which are imbued with a sense of poetic timelessness. The works seem more to summon a mood as opposed to a message.

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In a world now saturated with the “Hi Tech,” his work instead subverts this approach, and calls upon the use of humble materials—stone; wire; wood. Their ordinary and unpretentious qualities draw upon a certain kind of beauty. Carefully poised and delicately balanced, they offer a reflection of the fragility of the world that surrounds us.

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  • Ferris McGuinty
  • We chat with UK-based Ferris McGuinty about balancing materials and pseudonyms.
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  • Cornwall, UK-based artist Ferris McGuinty takes us to his studio to see how his unique assemblages take shape.
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  • A home for collaboration and design, Fuigo's Park Avenue space unites works from over 15 artists in their latest Artist Residency.

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