My name is Kevin Farge. I grew up on the gulf coast of Texas in the United States, where I spent a lot of time at the beach. With my visual art, I try to create a language of graphical figures that I can use and juxtapose to tell stories, taking inspiration from the untrained quality and mystic symbolism of abstract art, cave art, children’s art, and visionary art. I place a primary emphasis on the grace of lines and execution. If I can create a figure with fewer lines, I will often do so, reducing the number of lines to a minimum. I usually only draw something if I can understand and create it from memory. I studied ecology in graduate school, and my love and fascination with nature deeply informs my worldview.
My goal with my work is to create aesthetic spaces that harmonize and calm the mind, make people laugh, and reach to unknown places. Some visual artists whose works have inspired me include Wassily Kandinsky, Devendra Banhart, Cy Twombly, Joan Miró, Walter Anderson, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, the Chauvet Cave, Australian Aboriginal art, and the animator Hayao Miyazaki. My music, short story, and poetry writing also come from the same place and same desires as my visual art. Thank you for visiting!