Marc FERRERO - Modern Artist - Creator of Storytelling Art movevement
Creator of Storytelling Art movement, he begins drawing influenced by comics. Passionate about TV series and movies from the 70's, he realizes the need to fragment and section stories on canvas. Despite the fact that he is a self made man, the path he followed during his training is somewhat classic : a long apprenticeship focused on drawing and sketching (black lead, charcoal, black and white, gouache then acrylic and oil).
While 16 years old he completed personal projects that allowed him to travel extensively and started developing his inspiration towards the creation of stories giving life to his own characters and his Storytelling Art project : "ONCE UPON A TIME LA COMITIVE", a romanesque adventure in paintings whith three modern Heros, Lisa L'Aventura, Cello di Cordoba and Duke Spencer Percival.
An unexpected return to the oil painting, ideal for creating scripted environments and generating suspense by colors.
"I never exhibit my Art works I tell stories to the public..." Marc FERRERO
Today collectors and Art dealers from all over the world come to visit his studio in the South of France near Monte Carlo.
So far nearly 10 000 pieces of Art are in private collections and he collaborates with famous brands like HUBLOT (Big Bang one click Marc FERRERO) and he is also very close to the film industry.
Marc FERRERO interview :
Which true innovative idea has developed your paintings ?
Without any doubt, I'd say fusion.
By using either on the same plan or progressively various sorts of graphism (Cubism, impressionism, surrealism, figurative, etc)
the way a movie director will use special effects in storytelling, always be such an exciting challenge.
My style is not only about graphism, it is rather the psychological approach of a topic I intend to treat. My decision of what angle and technic will always come next.
This is the reason why I claim that the painter of the 21st century will be a complete film maker...
What are your influences ?
Whenever I look at an original comic strip, I see imperial classicism in it, when I look at a VAN GOGH painting I see a comic book, when I watch a movie I see paintings, whenever I look at paintings in a museum it's like watching a never ending story, and when I look cubism I see strange characters and create my fictives bad guys "the banksters"...
All of that furiously tempts me to paint imaginary tales ! This is how Storytelling Art was born ...
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