Ferjo Biography

port-ferjoBorn Ferdinand Jesus Olivares, in Brazil in 1946, this artist is one of the most dynamic and intriguing artists on the contemporary American scene. His surreal, even metaphysical way with a canvas has been lauded with winning the prestigious Crescent Scholarship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the New York Council for the Arts award for excellence.

Most of Ferjos paintings take place within an abandoned interior, a room with a view out of a large window, made up of puffy, transcendent clouds and nature at the extremes of either sunrise or sunset, or in another simply a window frame, overlooking the water. His works, filled with surrealistic symbols are a constant visual surprise.