Gus Farnes sculpts figures that explore the human condition, responding to geopolitics and the concerns of our times, his work delves into our connection to one another and our relationship to the environments and landscapes we inhabit.
Farnes sculpts using materials selected from his local situation – remnants from a landscape, found objects collaged, bound together, and fixed with wax on both an intimate and monumental scale and, by casting these combustible sculptures directly to bronze, creates a body of unique work.
Gus cast his first bronze sculpture at the age of 16 which led him to Norwich School of Art in 2000 where he was mentored by Chris Summerfield (Ma Rca Henry Moore scholarship) and Laurence Edwards (Ma Rca). After leaving Norwich, he joined Sotheby’s as a graphic artist, where he learned more about art history
and the art market.
In 2016 Gus left Sotheby’s and London to pursue his practice as a sculptor, building himself a studio and foundry located in Suffolk.
His sculptures have been acquired for private collections throughout Europe, the US, Asia and Australasia.