Artist Ferenc Flamm’s passion is to paint horses. His expressive equine portrayals capture their powerful, graceful movements and beauty. Visit his website to see more.
I have been fascinated by capturing force, motion and dynamics since an early age. One of my favorite themes is the horse and their ancient affinity with human beings.
I was educated in art college at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Fine Art in Budapest, Hungary, where I studied both human and horse patterns of movement and anatomy. My inspiration comes from the great classical masters like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
I believe that the horse is one of the most beautiful animals. They have always been an integral part of human life, whether it is everyday work, leisure or sports.
The horse is present in art throughout the history of mankind, from the time of cave paintings to the present day. The harmonious interaction between humans and horses is essential in all the different types of equine sports.
I moved to Sweden in 1976, started a family and established myself as a graphic designer and illustrator. My studio is located next to my home in a forest outside Gothenburg. I paint other figurative motifs such as portraits as well as dance and music themed paintings.
Before I begin a piece, I research the subject, make sketches and take photographs. I work with pastel and oil, using both brushes and palette knife on canvas and board. I place great emphasis on motion.
The palette knife technique allows me to scrape lines in and add texture to the surface during the work. Among my commissions I often paint prize-winning horses and their riders in their natural environment.
My artwork has been shown at international competitions and polo clubs and has been featured in Polo Magazine. They are also in private collections in the United States and Scandinavia.