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David Ferreira

Born in: 1982

France

Emergent Artist

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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    Tags
  • Painting

  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Painting Still Life

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2019
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,189

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Totomobile, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Totomobile, 2018
12.2 x 22 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,140 $1,267

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Code-barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code-barre, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,880

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, La tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La tête à Toto, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,555

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto jugle, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto jugle, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$634

Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto finger, 2019
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,189

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Paratoto, Painting

David Ferreira

Paratoto, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,189

Our recommendations David Ferreira, Le Doudou, Painting

David Ferreira

Le Doudou, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,765

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, La tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La tête à Toto, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,686

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme s'éclatent à New York, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme s'éclatent à New York, 2019
59.1 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,912

Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto finger, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,765

Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Le pinceau à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le pinceau à Toto, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,074

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Beetle Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Beetle Toto, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,686

David Ferreira, Miam-Miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Miam-Miam, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,074

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme s'éclatent...., Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme s'éclatent...., 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,189

Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Foule Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Foule Toto, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,765

David Ferreira, Le pinceau à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le pinceau à Toto, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,074

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 2.2 inch
Painting

$691

David Ferreira, Paint Brush, Painting

David Ferreira

Paint Brush, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$634

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,686

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, On s'en fout, Painting

David Ferreira

On s'en fout, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,225

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Cui Cui Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Cui Cui Toto, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,225

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,765

In time for Christmas
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

$2,995

Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,074

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, ToTO Fingers Orange, Painting

David Ferreira

ToTO Fingers Orange, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,189

David Ferreira, Autoroute Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Autoroute Toto, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,498

David Ferreira, Le Doudou à la Femme à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le Doudou à la Femme à Toto, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,498

Our recommendations David Ferreira, La femme à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La femme à Toto, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,074

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, La femme à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La femme à Toto, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,880

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, La tête à Toto (noire), Painting

David Ferreira

La tête à Toto (noire), 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,880

Our recommendations
In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, jungle, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, jungle, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,498

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, sous la pluie, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, sous la pluie, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,341

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2018
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,801

In time for Christmas
David Ferreira, Toto bear, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto bear, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,189

David Ferreira, Crayonnade, Painting

David Ferreira

Crayonnade, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, ToTo Finger, Painting

David Ferreira

ToTo Finger, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Spin Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Spin Toto, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

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

Sold out

David Ferreira, Finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Finger, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

Summer Exhibition

Galerie Bouillon d'Art

Summer Exhibition
From July, 12 To March, 1 2017

One Year

ART LIFE GALLERY

One Year
From December, 18 To April, 15 2016

Color Shedding

Galerie Bouillon d'Art

Color Shedding
From November, 18 To December, 15 2015