Gregory Ferrand’s Cinematic Paintings

Gregory Ferrand’s background in film can be seen in his works, which have a “full-frame attention” to details and mood. They speak to an isolation surrounding a social species: “It is ironic that as innately social animals, we often struggle to feel connected with our friends, family, communities, society, and the greater world. To overcome this, we ignore our instincts and learned biases, hoping to make connections so we can reassure ourselves that we are not alone, that we share the same reality with someone else. But what is ‘reality’? What is ‘the truth’? These questions regarding the human experience have long informed my work. Instead of answering these questions, my paintings invite the viewer to enter the narrative, armed with their own understanding of the world, in order to have an authentic moment to share, identify with, and/or answer these questions themselves.”

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