Peter Ferguson is a mind-bogglingly talented Montreal illustrator that I have the good fortune to count amongst my friends. Imagine my excitement when I saw that he was mentioned by Hi-Fructose and that he has a current show at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle.
Ferguson has done work for pretty much every Canadian magazine an illustrator could hope to work for and a slew of heavy-hitter international publications, plus a Marvel comic, plus book illustration et cetera and soforth. I’ve seen his work in galleries before but this is a step in the right direction in my humble opinion, as this guys’s work has to be seen to be believed and a wider audience for his unsettling and visionary work in the art world rocks my socks.
Peter Ferguson was born in Montreal & has lived across Canada, in Argentina, and Japan. I claim to be a raconteur and world-traveller but Peter is the real deal. Clearly this sense of adventure inspires his work. Did I mention that these are oil paintings? His ability to depict light and surface – in classical media, no less – flips my wig.