Gus Farnes

Gus Farnes work explores the human condition; in response to geopolitics, the concerns of our times, people movement, alienation, the environment, he sculpts figures using materials selected from his local situation – remnants from a landscape, 3D printed patterns, found objects collaged, bound together, and fixed with wax on both an intimate and monumental scale and, by casting them directly to bronze, creates a body of unique work.

The British artist, b.1984, achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Sculpture from Norwich University of the Arts (2004-2007), where he was mentored by Chris Summerfield (assistent to Henry Moore at the Royal College of Art). Farnes went on to work in London as a graphic designer for Sothebys; extending his knowledge and experiences in an art led industry. In 2016 he moved to Suffolk, where he currently lives and works.

Gus Farnes’ studio and foundry, the birthplace for his bronze sculptures was also formerly occupied by renowned Suffolk sculptor Laurence Edwards; whose grand abstractions of the human form with an essence of the natural world, herald an air of influence in Farnes’ work. 

As well as an ever expanding array of group shows, Gus Farnes has also held a selection of poignant solo exhibitions including Hope at Allpress Dalston, London (2016), Prospect at Snape Matings, Suffolk (2017) and the recent Unequivocal at Sculpt Gallery (2019), and thus has had his sculptures acquired for private collections throughout Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Farnes exhibited with us at the Fairhurst gallery in a show titled ‘In League with the Moon’ (2020), exploring the relationship nature and his Suffolk countryside surroundings have on his work. 

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