Robert Ferrucci is best known for his contemporary American folk art paintings that pay homage to the rural landscape and its iconic structures, but as his work has embraced a stronger palette, richer colors and bolder shapes and forms, the Putnam County, N.Y., artist has also turned to abstraction.
“The new work can best be described as Abstract Expressionism,” Ferrucci’s website bio says. “The paintings are filled with emotion, colors that range from muted to bright, full and splashing. Most of the work is mixed media with the use of acrylic, oil pastel, tissue and layers and layers of tinting.”
Gregory James Gallery is currently exhibiting three of his best abstract works, just dropped off by the artist and available to collectors.
“Tinting, layering, drip and splash, and brush work are all a part of my work. Most drip art paintings do not include tinting or layering,” the artist says on his website “This is the part of my work that gives different tones and values. The dimensional look combined with drip and splash creates a most unique and exciting image. Look closely at the work and you will see many tones, tints, layering and color values. This is created with the tinting and layering process.”
Citing his love for the abstract expressionists, drip art painters and action painters, including Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko, Ferrucci explains his process: “I get a true meditative effect when painting. The NOW becomes real and everything else is very far away. My abstract work is a true reflection of my spirit nothing can overtake me like painting does. … .”
“Bob’s stylized barns and love for the farms and fields will never change but his intensity about his abstract work is very strong. He sees it from a spiritual personal growth perspective. His effort is expanding, reaching out, driving the new forces onto canvas,” Ferrucci’s bio adds.
He began studying art as a child at what is now the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers and later studied at the Art Students League and Pan American Art School in New York City, as well as studying on a scholarship with Impressionist Nan Greacen, and with illustrator Gilbert Stone.
Call gallery owner Greg Mullen at 860-354-3436 for details and pricing of the artist’s abstract paintings, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.