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David Ferreira

Born in: 1982

France

Biography

David Ferreira is a French artist born in 1982. He took a few painting lessons as a child however never took it any further. Incredibly, he is entirely self-taught. Influenced by his carpenter father, Ferreira started out in building design and began his career as a surveyor.

However drawing and designing quickly became more important to him than the buildings and he soon threw himself into painting. His love for geometric art and maths has come to define his style. You can find the influence everywhere; complex equations, shapes and puzzles are spread across his artwork. Out of this mathematical mayhem comes Toto, Ferreira's seminal protagonist, who looks like he's walked straight out of a child's drawing.

He does takes inspiration from science and rules however his art is completely instinctive and spontaneous. You can feel his passion oozing from his artwork.The paint spills across the edges of his artwork, showing it off in three dimensions and giving the impression that the canvas was there long before the wall. Even with more detailed work involving the use of perspective, like his pieces based on the famous Rubik's cube, popular in the 80's, the artist still does a sketch or lines in his distinctive style.

The materials used, ranging from material to metal, are undoubtedly as significant as the colours and geometric shapes they create. A paintbrush is thrown aside for a trowel, a knife or even the artist's own fingers. Constantly darting back and forth in front of the canvas, he also appreciates stepping back and admiring it from afar - which is why you're more likely to find him in front of a big canvas than small.

When covered with a glossy topcoat, the canvases show off all their colours and movements. They sparkle and change throughout the day. If his artwork and personal story remind you of Basquiat, you'll be pleased to hear that Basquiat was a big inspiration for Ferreira and references to the artist can be found throughout his work.

We recognise Ferreira works not just by the signature, but by his favourite number, 15. This figure carries a huge significance for both the artist and his family, a reminder of happy times gone-by, and it follows him across every one of his pieces.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Street art

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Painting Still Life

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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David Ferreira, Le pinceau à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le pinceau à Toto, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Toto mobile, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Toto mobile, 2018
12.2 x 22 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,344

David Ferreira, Wise Monkey Toto orange, Painting

David Ferreira

Wise Monkey Toto orange, 2018
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,589

David Ferreira, Code barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code barre, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,178

David Ferreira, Code barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code barre, 2017
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Wise Monkey Toto Green, Painting

David Ferreira

Wise Monkey Toto Green, 2018
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,589

David Ferreira, Parototo, Painting

David Ferreira

Parototo, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,589

David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2017
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Ma nature morte vivante, Painting

David Ferreira

Ma nature morte vivante, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2017
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,667

David Ferreira, Spin Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Spin Toto, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Taxi toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Taxi toto, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Sous la pluie, Painting

David Ferreira

Sous la pluie, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,300

David Ferreira, La Tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La Tête à Toto, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Le roi Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le roi Toto, 2018
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,467

David Ferreira, Ananas miam miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Ananas miam miam, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,667

David Ferreira, Ma nature morte vivante, Painting

David Ferreira

Ma nature morte vivante, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, La tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La tête à Toto, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,178

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Le doudou à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le doudou à Toto, 2018
63.8 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,911

David Ferreira, Tropicalement Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Tropicalement Toto, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,911

David Ferreira, ToTo et Sa Femme (Parapluie), Painting

David Ferreira

ToTo et Sa Femme (Parapluie), 2014
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,811

David Ferreira, Totomobile, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Totomobile, 2018
12.2 x 22 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,589

David Ferreira, Totorico, Painting

David Ferreira

Totorico, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Prise de Tête, Painting

David Ferreira

Prise de Tête, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Frida Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Frida Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Fish Box Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Fish Box Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Frida toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Frida toto, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,911

David Ferreira, ToTo et Sa Femme, Painting

David Ferreira

ToTo et Sa Femme, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,200

David Ferreira, Spleen Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Spleen Toto, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,689

David Ferreira, Tropiques Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Tropiques Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Toto Indien, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto Indien, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Toto light, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Toto light, 2018
17.3 x 12.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$978

David Ferreira, Miam Miam Burger, Painting

David Ferreira

Miam Miam Burger, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$978

David Ferreira, La palette à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La palette à Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$611

David Ferreira, Ananas miam miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Ananas miam miam, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$978

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Finger, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Paint Brush, Painting

David Ferreira

Paint Brush, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$733

David Ferreira, Toto finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto finger, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, La femme à Toto au carré, Painting

David Ferreira

La femme à Toto au carré, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Crayonnade, Painting

David Ferreira

Crayonnade, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, ToTo Finger, Painting

David Ferreira

ToTo Finger, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2017
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Morpions, Painting

David Ferreira

Morpions, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, La ToToMobiLe, Painting

David Ferreira

La ToToMobiLe, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2017
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Miam Miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Miam Miam, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Toto IV, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto IV, 2016
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Wise Monkeys Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Wise Monkeys Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Bear Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Bear Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Nature Morte Vivante, Painting

David Ferreira

Nature Morte Vivante, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

ART LIFE GALLERY

Bubble Dream
From September, 17 To December, 10 2016

Colorfield Gallery

Art Home Lille - 2016 edition
From September, 15 To September, 16 2016

Colorfield Gallery

David Ferreira, a color's explosion
From July, 22 To July, 31 2016

Galerie Bouillon d'Art

Summer Exhibition
From July, 12 To March, 1 2017

Colorfield Gallery

David Ferreira and his Pop Art universe
From May, 2 To May, 31 2016

ART LIFE GALLERY

One Year
From December, 18 To April, 15 2016

Galerie Bouillon d'Art

Color Shedding
From November, 18 To December, 15 2015

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