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 Animals

  • 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, Totorico, Painting

David Ferreira

Totorico, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Miam Miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Miam Miam, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Nature Morte Vivante, Painting

David Ferreira

Nature Morte Vivante, 2017
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

600 €

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

600 €

David Ferreira, Super Toto et sa femme..., Painting

David Ferreira

Super Toto et sa femme..., 2016
162 x 114 x 3 cm
Painting

3 200 €

David Ferreira, Le doudou à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le doudou à Toto, 2014
162 x 114 x 3 cm
Painting

3 200 €

David Ferreira, Code barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code barre, 2017
70 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
100 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Crayonnade, Painting

David Ferreira

Crayonnade, 2017
100 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, La tête à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La tête à Toto, 2014
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, La palette à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La palette à Toto, 2017
40 x 40 x 4.5 cm
Painting

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

David Ferreira

To be or not to be Toto, 2017
40 x 40 x 4.5 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code barre, 2017
40 x 40 x 4.5 cm
Painting

500 €

David Ferreira, Sans titre, Painting

David Ferreira

Sans titre, 2017
40 x 40 x 4.5 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Hug Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Hug Toto, 2017
40 x 40 x 4.5 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Crayonnade, Painting

David Ferreira

Crayonnade, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Toto Finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto Finger, 2017
100 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Hug Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Hug Toto, 2017
52 x 52 x 4.5 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
150 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Le roi Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Le roi Toto, 2017
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Toto et sa femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa femme, 2017
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Toto finger, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto finger, 2017
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Ma nature morte vivante, Painting

David Ferreira

Ma nature morte vivante, 2017
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

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

David Ferreira

To be or not to be Toto, 2017
40 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, La palette à Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

La palette à Toto, 2017
40 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, Code Barre, Painting

David Ferreira

Code Barre, 2017
40 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold out

David Ferreira, I Love Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

I Love Toto, 2016
100 x 50 x 3 cm
Painting

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David Ferreira, Miam Miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Miam Miam, 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Toto et sa Femme s'éclatent, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa Femme s'éclatent, 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Radio Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Radio Toto, 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Femme à Toto Picassotée, Painting

David Ferreira

Femme à Toto Picassotée, 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Toto et sa Femme s'éclatent, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa Femme s'éclatent, 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 200 €

David Ferreira, Toto et sa Femme, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto et sa Femme, 2016
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

2 400 €

David Ferreira, Miam Miam, Painting

David Ferreira

Miam Miam, 2016
150 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

2 900 €

ART LIFE GALLERY

Bubble Dream
From September, 17 To December, 10 2016
SAINT RAPHAEL - France

Colorfield Gallery

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

Colorfield Gallery

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

Galerie Bouillon d'Art

Summer Exhibition
From July, 12 To March, 1 2017
Bordeaux - France

Colorfield Gallery

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

ART LIFE GALLERY

One Year
From December, 18 To April, 15 2016
SAINT RAPHAEL - France

Galerie Bouillon d'Art

Color Shedding
From November, 18 To December, 15 2015
Bordeaux - France

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