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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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  • Painting

  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Abstract

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Painting Still Life

  • Painting Acrylic

  • French Artist

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David Ferreira, Crayonnade, Painting

David Ferreira

Crayonnade, 2016
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,421

David Ferreira, Toto mobile, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Toto mobile, 2018
12.2 x 22 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,302

Our recommendations David Ferreira, La femme à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La femme à Toto, 2012
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,421

David Ferreira, Toto est un ange ou pas..., Painting

David Ferreira

Toto est un ange ou pas..., 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,605

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

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

$3,552

Our recommendations David Ferreira, Hips Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Hips Toto, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,605

David Ferreira, Toto game, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto game, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,552

David Ferreira, La tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La tête à Toto, 2017
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,131

David Ferreira, Les écoliers de Sauvagnon s'éclatent, Painting

David Ferreira

Les écoliers de Sauvagnon s'éclatent, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,605

David Ferreira, On s'en fout, Painting

David Ferreira

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

$3,197

David Ferreira, Cui Cui Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

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

$3,197

David Ferreira, Beetle Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Beetle Toto, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,552

David Ferreira, Code-barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code-barre, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,131

David Ferreira, Toto fingers, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto fingers, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,250

Our recommendations David Ferreira, Toto Finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto Finger, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$592

David Ferreira, Code barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code barre, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$592

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

$2,960

David Ferreira, Totomobile, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Totomobile, 2018
12.2 x 22 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,231 $1,539

Our recommendations David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,131

David Ferreira, Toto bear, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto bear, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,250

David Ferreira, Spin Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Spin Toto, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,250

David Ferreira, La Tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

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

$2,250

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,605

David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

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

$2,131

David Ferreira, Spleen Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Spleen Toto, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,605

David Ferreira, 15, Painting

David Ferreira

15, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,552

David Ferreira, Toto au carré, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto au carré, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,197

David Ferreira, Toto light tète à Toto, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Toto light tète à Toto, 2018
17.3 x 12.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$947

David Ferreira, Crocototo, Painting

David Ferreira

Crocototo, 2018
19.7 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,250

David Ferreira, La femme à toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La femme à toto, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,960

David Ferreira, Totorico, Painting

David Ferreira

Totorico, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,960

David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Painting

David Ferreira

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

$3,789

David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme s'éclatent (toto fish), Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme s'éclatent (toto fish), 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,433

David Ferreira, Taxi toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Taxi toto, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,960

David Ferreira, Frida toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Frida toto, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,907

David Ferreira, Paint Brush, Painting

David Ferreira

Paint Brush, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$710

David Ferreira, Toto 8, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto 8, 2012
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

Our recommendations David Ferreira, Toto finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto finger, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, To be or not to be Toto, Sculpture

David Ferreira

To be or not to be Toto, 2017
17.7 x 13.8 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

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David Ferreira, Code-barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code-barre, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Toto s'éclate, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto s'éclate, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Cactus, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Cactus, 2017
59.1 x 21.7 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

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David Ferreira, Paint brush Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Paint brush Toto, 2018
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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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 et sa femme au carré, Painting

David Ferreira

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

Sold out

David Ferreira, La femme à Toto Jocondisée, Painting

David Ferreira

La femme à Toto Jocondisée, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Parototo, Painting

David Ferreira

Parototo, 2018
59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Ananas miam miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Ananas miam miam, 2018
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 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, Hug Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Hug Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Parototo, Painting

David Ferreira

Parototo, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Le doudou à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

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

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David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2017
59.1 x 39.4 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

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David Ferreira, Ma nature Morte Vivante, Painting

David Ferreira

Ma nature Morte Vivante, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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David Ferreira, Toto light, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Toto light, 2018
17.3 x 12.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

David Ferreira, Bear Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Bear Toto, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

Bubble Dream

ART LIFE GALLERY

Bubble Dream
From September, 17 To December, 10 2016

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

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