Jeremy Ferrara - Artist and Bohemian

Editors Note: Cloe took a trip to the Medoc (France) to meet a legendary underground shaper, Jeremy Ferrara. In the office, we have a few boards by Jeremy, they are to say the least, durable works of functional art. Cloe retells what the experience gave her. Enjoy :)

A Saturday. I drive on this little sunny road in Medoc. I imagine the sound of waves breaking, skateboards dress up urban space. I’m going to meet a man; an artist.

He repaints the world of surfing. He gives shape to boards. Puts them in colours often bright; sometimes pastel. Wave house. Ride house. In his workshops, he expresses himself. He leaves his creativity free. Painter of the oceans by conceiving boards. Sometimes fish-shaped.

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Skateboarding culture. He designs his space with a bowl in the large room that precedes his different workshops. Welcoming passionate young people. The beautiful season; the light summer. Breathe fresh and salty air of the ocean when hearing ollies.

Project to develop the space in height. Small dorm on the floor. Conviviality to be in a community.

Open to share. Drawn to this space are skateboarders. The wind of the glide blows.

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Rocked by travel. He gets around cities to draw the foam, with his family. In a van, they remake the world, all four. They leave to slide the waves, caress them.

Artist, and dad. Jeremy Ferrara.

 

Practice makes perfect. Tiny toes on the nose.

Practice makes perfect. Tiny toes on the nose.

Getting some hang time on a Mireille model .

Getting some hang time on a Mireille model .

The three in one from Jeremy Ferrara.

The three in one from Jeremy Ferrara.

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