‘Image Two’ is an original photomontage by British artist David Ferry. This image is from a series of works made in 2008, inspired by the rich landscape of the Burren. Here, wonderful visual alignments and natural synergies mingle with human cross-references. Meaning is constructed from a network of images, jostling for attention within the limited space they occupy. The more or less rectilinear forms interact with each other, creating a new kind of beauty, one of variation, connection and difference.
David Ferry was born in Blackpool in 1957 and studied Fine Art at Blackpool, Camberwell and the Slade. His first solo exhibition in London was at the First International Contemporary Art Fair in 1984 in the 'none aligned section' alongside Dubsky, Derek Jarman and other artists who did not fit conventionally into the established gallery scene at that time.
What is distinctive about David Ferry's new work is that he takes us back to the sights and sensations, smells and textures of an earlier modernist style, whilst retaining a sense of 'naughtiness', reminding us that art can be entertaining too. David is currently Head of Printmaking at the Cardiff School of Art & Design and a visiting lecturer at the Crawford College of Art and the Burren College of Art in Ireland - from where he has recently taken much inspiration. "The Burren is an area where wonderful visual alignments and natural synergies mingle with human cross-references; there exists a complex grid plan, akin to any city environment".