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Rene Farkass

Joined Artfinder: June 2016

Artworks for sale: 18

United States

About Rene Farkass

 
 
  • Biography

    I draw figures in the negative space where text meets image, infusing the nostalgia of vintage pages with the youthful edge of an unclothed body. Both my drawing and painting styles are linear in nature, usually with an emphasis on a contoured, illustrative approach to the subject matter. The composition is usually stylized and incorporated in a loosely patterned color theme or in an appropriated text-based background. 

    My artwork, regardless of the medium, almost always starts out as a drawing or sketch, created in the moment. In my figurative drawing work, I like to work with charcoal and pastels. My sketches are typically ink drawings rendered in a sketchbook I carry on me at all times. For figurative pieces, I chose the background material based on the pose and how it can interact with the text that is already printed on the page. I typically recreate about two-thirds of my drawings into oil and acrylic paintings. 

    What fuels me as an artist is the daily practice of exploring and crafting beauty through a well-depicted figure and through the relationship the human form has with the shapes and negative spaces of text, sheet music, even cartography. 

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  • Education

    1980 - 1982

    Pratt Institute

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    Event: Camp

    Dates: May 9, 2015 - June 7, 2015

    Venue: Leon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

    A new show featuring original paintings and drawings indicative of the camping experience, tied together with a linear style of portraits and landscapes that are very simple to look at but technically stunning. With pieces that look like they could have come from a children's book in the 1950s, CAMP is a show that reflects and evokes our strong urge to drop everything and head for nature.

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Education

1980 - 1982

Pratt Institute


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Camp

Dates: May 9, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Venue: Leon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

A new show featuring original paintings and drawings indicative of the camping experience, tied together with a linear style of portraits and landscapes that are very simple to look at but technically stunning. With pieces that look like they could have come from a children's book in the 1950s, CAMP is a show that reflects and evokes our strong urge to drop everything and head for nature.


 

Biography

I draw figures in the negative space where text meets image, infusing the nostalgia of vintage pages with the youthful edge of an unclothed body. Both my drawing and painting styles are linear in nature, usually with an emphasis on a contoured, illustrative approach to the subject matter. The composition is usually stylized and incorporated in a loosely patterned color theme or in an appropriated text-based background. 

My artwork, regardless of the medium, almost always starts out as a drawing or sketch, created in the moment. In my figurative drawing work, I like to work with charcoal and pastels. My sketches are typically ink drawings rendered in a sketchbook I carry on me at all times. For figurative pieces, I chose the background material based on the pose and how it can interact with the text that is already printed on the page. I typically recreate about two-thirds of my drawings into oil and acrylic paintings. 

What fuels me as an artist is the daily practice of exploring and crafting beauty through a well-depicted figure and through the relationship the human form has with the shapes and negative spaces of text, sheet music, even cartography. 

 
 
 
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