Edy Ferguson’s comprehensive artistic installation articulates different areas of her oeuvre, a multi-layered view of her work using various techniques– drawing, installation, performance, video, and painting– in the form of a Gesamkunstwerk, or ‘Total Artwork’.
Edy has anticipated a number of issues that are at the core of the current artistic debate. The scope of her skills, her freedom to employ a wide array of media, as well as her stance towards performance, make for a body of work that is challenging, creative, all inclusive and engaging.
Through allusions to 'high' and to 'low' culture–often resorting to icons from cinema or the world of music–Edy poses pertinent and poignant questions on the role of emotions in artistic creations, on the freeing power of images and music, and on the coexistence of multiple and contradictory points of view in our experience of reality.
Edy's paintings evoke a language of inner vision, characterised by fluidity, openness, and directness. Although her artistic style is evident in each stroke and line, the paintings are marked by an elusive quality, resisting fixed
or predetermined meaning. Instead, they invite an ongoing dance between the signifier and signified, nurturing a constant interplay between inner and outer worlds. With a steadfast commitment to her painting practice, drawing plays a pivotal role in her creative process. Architectural invention gives form to a vibrating cosmos of possibility through colour. Painting is a journey in which the artist arrives, having created psychological landscapes with poetic and intuitive approaches. Her gestural paintings blend abstraction and figuration, landscape and object whilst depicting a wide range of techniques.