Cornwall, UK-based artist Ferris McGuinty creates delicately balanced, pared-down compositions of found materials. We look at his process and talk about precision, symbiosis, and how working between multiple works pulls everything together.
Photos by Kathryn Tyler
“I feel like precision is playing a larger role in my current practice. The balancing act between the notions of form, color, line, and texture creates a tension in the work which demands an element of precision.”
“I generally always have a number of works in progress at one time in the studio. This means if I hit a wall with any of them, I move onto the next. Quite often, the works feed themselves. I usually come back to the ones I’ve shelved with refreshed thoughts informed through the process of making other works.”
“ I think that paring back to the basic principles serves to condense elements of these varying influences. What the work reflects through these connections isn’t a conscious reference, it’s more a symbiosis.”