Max Ferguson is a remarkably skilled painter of contemporary urban landscapes and solitary figures whose oil on panel works evoke contemporary situations in the guise of 17th century Dutch genre paintings.
For thirty years he has painstakingly depicted a near photographic rendering of artisans and pensive, solitary figures in ordinary urban places, made mysterious by his distortion of space, form, and other painterly intensifications.
Photo-realistic paintings capture the moods of a rapidly changing New York
"In my work there is an emphasis on the solitary figure, caught up within the masses of the metropolis, finding privacy and tranquility in a city that rarely offers either. These people, like their surroundings, achieve a degree of immortality in the paintings that reality does not afford them. Like the hands on the clock in the painting of the clock repair shop, time for them stands still."
Solo exhibition. 11 Nov-4 Dec at Gallery Henoch, NY