A former geometrician who has suppressed his creative energy, David Ferreira knew how to take the risk of devoting himself exclusively to his art, painting, which he taught himself. The growing success of an artist who can no longer contain his creative energies is gradually allowing David Ferreira to wholly devote his time to the practice of hi...
A former geometrician who has suppressed his creative energy, David Ferreira knew how to take the risk of devoting himself exclusively to his art, painting, which he taught himself. The growing success of an artist who can no longer contain his creative energies is gradually allowing David Ferreira to wholly devote his time to the practice of his art, splashy paintings of thick and fluorescent acrylics.
Levi dos Santios himself writes : "Ferreira is dazzing, without points of reference or idols.(...) in sum, his production is not painting, it is a mastered fountain". As such, one can consider Ferreira's pictoral instinct as the point of departure of his creation. Totally spontaneous, David Ferreira did not attend art school, yet his works shows no absence of academic structure. His particular structure is merged with the rigor of his mathematical mind.
The painter shows a decided taste for mathematical and geometric sciences whose influence on his pictoral works is clear : signs, unsolvable equations or geometric figures ponctuate his canvases, entering into tension with the quasi-electric luminosity of his colors and his curves.
David Ferreira doesn't paint with a brush : he uses the trowel, the compass or sliding ruler. The variety of materials used as supports, surplus or signals help the artist to continually renew his art, while maintaining real coherence in his artistic development. As a result, the viewer will have no difficulty perceving the aesthetic continuity of different series of works such as "Crayonnade", "Bar Codes", "Toto et sa femme" or "Warholizé".
The gallery's words
We discovered his work in 2010. Intrigued, sometimes perplexed, attracted but still too interrogative it is only a few years later that David joined our artists. A universe that I had to discover, an artist that I had to meet. David takes us into a naive world, joyful, colorful, he does not play the artist, he truly is an artist. With unlimited imagination, every subject, every situation, is a source of creation. David is just like his paintings. Since 2014 we have come to know each other and a great collaboration has been born. David Ferreira was immediately accepted by the Bordelais. In a medical office, a business, in an entrance hall, a living room, a kitchen, David has invested space bringing with him his good mood. In 2018 David Ferreira becomes the artist carrying the values of the "Compagnie Fiduciaire" in Bordeaux. He will produce a work of 8x5m for the head office of the latter which will open next in Bordeaux. A challenge ? yes, David loves it! but also a beautiful collaboration with the company, a work that will be talked about.