Gus Farnes

Gus Farnes - 'Cloaked'
Gus Farnes - 'Companions II'
Gus Farnes - 'Companions'
Gus Farnes - 'Embrace I'
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Gus Farnes is a Suffolk sculptor whose work is informed by his interest in history, the natural world and identity. His latest work re-imagines prehistoric and neolithic monuments as timeless figures, which rightfully claim their space.

Digitally recording key prehistoric structures throughout the UK and Ireland, he then sculpts using digital and analogue processes to give rise to his collaged forms, thereby utilising the latest technology to bring these ancient-looking, abstract figures, into the modern world.

With this work, Farnes forges a deep connection with the land beneath our feet, and the remarkable achievements of our ancient ancestors, whose activity continues to inform the way we live and connect with the landscape today.

Farnes attended Norwich School of Art in 2000 (NUA), after being introduced at the age of 16 to the alchemy of bronze casting by renowned East Anglian sculptor, Laurence Edwards. After leaving Norwich in 2004, Gus joined Sotheby's as proposal designer, where he continued to learn about art and the art market. In 2016 he left London to pursue his practice as an artist, establishing a studio and foundry in Suffolk.

Farnes' sculptures can be found in private collections throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia and the United States. One of his monumental sculptures is currently on display in Exhibition Road, London, as part of the prestigious Kensington & Chelsea Public Art Trail, 2024.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AT SCULPT GALLERY

Solo Exhibition Unequivocal - September 2018. Catalogue available on request.

Two-artist exhibition: Maurice Blik & Gus Farnes -The Abstract Figure Sculpt Gallery, 15 June - 6 July, 2024.

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