Posts Tagged ‘Robert Ferrandini’

Earth Day

Sunday, May 7th, 1989

It’s all coming from memory,” says ROBERT FERRANDINI. “From fairy tales, from child­hood — from imag­ining. The way I see it, it’s the land­scape of the mind. Lots of land­scapes came to me from the movies. Fort Apache. Red River. Cheyenne Autumn. The Searchers. The idea of the search — which is what I do as a painter. I go into it. I search.”

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Robert Ferrandini

Saturday, December 1st, 1984

ROBERT FERRANDINI’s early work featured flying saucers and monsters, imagery drawn from a 1950’s child­hood spent watching science-fiction movies like When Worlds Collide and The Thing. In his new paint­ings of imag­i­nary land­scapes and seascapes, he has come to some kind of terms with his past and is ready to move on. His space­ship has finally landed in a world of his own making.

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Anne Neely/Robert Ferrandini

Friday, April 1st, 1983

Yet there is exhil­a­ra­tion in the terror, the vertig­i­nous fall. These speedy, violent fantasies of destruc­tion and chaos are tenderly, beau­ti­fully described. The draw­ings in graphite and linseed oil – the oil used wonder­fully as color – and the swirls of paint in eerie sea greens or fiery reds compose a balanced, painterly surface. The language of abstrac­tion pulls us upward, as the images plunge us into the abyss.

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