My name is Kevin Farge. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Texas in the United States. With my visual art, I create a language of graphical figures that I can juxtapose to tell stories, taking inspiration from the untrained quality and mystic symbolism of abstract art, cave art, and children’s art. I place a primary emphasis on the graceful execution of lines. I’m interested in the origins of language in the mind and how visual art can bypass the language-forming portions of the mind. My goal with my work is to create aesthetic spaces that harmonize and calm the mind, make people laugh, and reach to unknown places.
I studied conservation biology in graduate school, and my love of science and nature inform my work. Some visual artists whose works have inspired me include Cy Twombly, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Mark Rothko, Chauvet Cave, Hayao Miyazaki, and Devendra Banhart.
With my music, I try to share a spirit of perseverance and grit, which is the only thing that has ever put me to bed at night. I like a good melody, good lyrics, and good rhythm. With all of my work, I’ve intentionally tried to use simple, everyday materials.
I’m inspired by the music of great pop songwriters who can make you cry with just a few notes, like Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, and Paul McCartney. I love the music of Nick Drake, Donovan, Devendra Banhart, Little Wings, and Ben Chasny.
I am open to collaboration and commissions. If you have any ideas on how we could work together, drop me a line. I would love to hear from you.