“When I was a child my dad showed me one of those graphics made up of a bunch of dots that are supposed to determine whether you’re color blind or not. At first, I didn’t see anything and I thought he was kidding around, but after a focused effort, I discovered a hidden number that emerged out of the jumbled mess of dots. Once I saw it I couldn’t unsee it. It seemed like magic to me. I think that was probably when I fell in love with the notion of deconstructing the visual field. It showed me, way back then, that an image didn’t need to be photo-realistic– that you could represent an image partially and the viewer’s mind could finish the rest.” [Excerpt from Voyage Denver interview]
In the presence of Ferreyra’s artwork, the viewer is entrusted with an active role by completing the image within the confines of their own consciousness. By synthesizing these abstract shapes into a cohesive, intelligible whole, the observer participates in a creative act of interpretation. This interpretive engagement echoes the techniques employed by the Impressionists during the 19th century, however in Ferreyra’s case, the brushy pointillism of that era yields to the pervasive digital character of our 21st century– a labyrinthine mosaic of fragmented interconnectivity.
About Lui Ferreyra
In recent decades Ferreyra’s work has been included in some of the region’s most prestigious invitationals and competitions such as, “Colorado Masters”, “The Best of Colorado” and “Art of the State”. Recent commissions include four separate murals across Denver’s downtown area, four portraits for the Colorado Symphony, two landscapes for The Foothills Art Center, and a large-scale landscape painting recently acquired by Douglas County Libraries. His work has garnered both regional and international attention through print and online publications such as, New American Paintings, Art Ltd, Wired Magazine, Art Papers, The Denver Post, Forbes, FastCompany, Colossal, Huffington Post, My Modern Met, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, American Express Essentials, Modern in Denver, and most recently featured on the cover of Artists Magazine.
Lui Ferreyra’s work can be seen in person by appointment at his studio in Golden, Colorado.
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