Andy Farkas (American, b. 1975) is based in Asheville, North Carolina and received his BFA in Printmaking from East Carolina University. He has exhibited and taught internationally, including at the International Mokuhanga Conference in Japan. Farkas is known for his mokuhanga woodblock prints and wood engravings with letterpress text. Both a writer and artist, Farkas combines word and image to tell a vast story within a single frame. Often featuring animals as the protagonists, his work draws from the unique vulnerability and creativity of the fable or storybook world to speak to the human experience. Farkas’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, Savannah College of Art and Design, Vanderbilt University, and others.
"...There is a quiet, intimate experience for the viewer when entering his fable world. While entirely imagined, it all feels perfectly natural. We can sense the artist’s hand in the exacting, traditional process of mokuhanga, just as we can see the careful construction of the image and the love for the natural world. As Farkas describes, “My work rises from a quiet mind, without censorship. I simply follow it towards its natural conclusion."
- Paige McCray, Davidson Galleries
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