Urban Intimacy

Max Ferguson is a remarkably skilled painter of contemporary urban landscapes and solitary figures whose oil on panel works evoke contemporary situations in the guise of 17th century Dutch genre paintings.

For thirty years he has painstakingly depicted a near photographic rendering of artisans and pensive, solitary figures in ordinary urban places, made mysterious by his distortion of space, form, and other painterly intensifications. 

Photo-realistic paintings capture the moods of a rapidly changing New York

"In my work there is an emphasis on the solitary figure, caught up within the masses of the metropolis, finding privacy and tranquility in a city that rarely offers either. These people, like their surroundings, achieve a degree of immortality in the paintings that reality does not afford them. Like the hands on the clock in the painting of the clock repair shop, time for them stands still."

Solo exhibition. 11 Nov-4 Dec at Gallery Henoch, NY
URBAN INTIMACY : THE PAINTINGS OF MAX FERGUSON
  

Time, 2006  by Max Ferguson
Time, 2006 by Max Ferguson

Stand Book Store, 2010 Max Ferguson (oil on panel)
Stand Book Store, 2010 Max Ferguson (oil on panel)

Escalator, 2006 by Max Ferguson
Escalator, 2006 by Max Ferguson

Late in the Day, 2009 by Max Ferguson
Late in the Day, 2009 by Max Ferguson

The Last Automat III, 2003 by Max Ferguson.
The Last Automat III, 2003 by Max Ferguson.

My Father in Katz'z, 2005 by Max Ferguson
My Father in Katz'z, 2005 by Max Ferguson


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