Memories and Experiences
Wood Symphony Gallery is pleased to present Roberto Ferrer's solo exhibition featuring a spectacular collection of his incredible work. The pieces included in this exhibition are outstanding examples of Ferrer's unique style.
Born and raised in Mexico, Roberto Ferrer was surrounded by arts and crafts from an early age. While drawing and painting were part of his everyday life, the love for wood as a medium was born in his childhood when visiting his cousin’s wood shop. But it was the Colonial and Baroque style architecture in his hometown that sparked the desire to one day create sculptural work. Ferrer's natural curiosity of knowing how things are built and how mechanisms work led him to explore different jobs, such as construction, auto mechanics, body shop work, and more. In his mid-20s, Roberto started carving sculptural bowls and vessels using a limited number of handheld power tools. Although the results were somewhere satisfactory, it was hard on his body and time consuming. And this is what eventually led Ferrer to pursue woodturning as a way of removing wood in a more efficient manner and to lay the base for the sculptural work he currently creates. Ferrer's work now is found in major private collections across the US and Europe.
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