THE MAESTRO FERJO  

LIMITED EDITION OF 350 GICLEE ON CANVAS HAND SIGNED BY THE MAESTRO FERJO 

 

NUMBERED BY THE PUBLISHER .  INCLUDING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY .

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FERJO ENCHANTED GALLERY 60"x40" 2021
FERJO LADY LIBERTY 50"x40"
FERJO SEASCAPE 60"x20" 2021
GOLDEN ARCHS  40 X 30  1999
HOMAGE TO THE MASTERS 39 x 28  2000
JOURNEY TO THE PAST 60 x 40
COLLECTOR'S FANTASY 40 X 30  2005
JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE 60 X 40  2003
BAHIA'S SUNFLOWERS  28  x 20.5  2002
HOMAGE TO DALI 26_ x 20_    2001
WALK UP TO THE MASTERS 40_ x 30_
ROOM WITH PICASSO 12"x9" $450
JOURNEY TO PARADISE 32x48 2002
ESCAPE 30 X 24  2005
PIANO ROOM  30 x 20   1999
HOMAGE TO VAN GOGH 30 X 30
WINDOWSILL MAGIC 12"x9"  $450
HOMAGE TO MAGRITTE  40 X 30  2001
ENCHANTED WORLDS 12"x9"  $450
THE PIANO PLAYER 12"x9"  $450
HALL OF PICASSO 12"x9"  $450
FANTASY II 40 x 30 1998
DISCOVERY 30 x 30 2001
OCEAN VIEW 25.5  X 20  2001
FERJO THE ROYAL FAMILY SIGNED 52x40 in 1998
HOMAGE TO CHAGALL 28 x 39
HOMAGE TO MIRO  40 x 30 2001
PICASSO LOVER  25 x 31.5
PEACEFUL HALLWAY 20x30
STAIRWAY OF THE MASTERS 31  X  22 1999
SUMMER DREAM 56  X 22 2002  2
SUMMERTIME 40x58 2002
THE BIGINING 1
THE BIGINING 2
THE BIGINING 3
THE GALLERY  39 x 28  1999
THE DANCE 1
THE MAZE  40_ x 25_ 2006-1
THE NEW GENERATION 38 x 27 in LEFT PANEL
THE NEW GENERATION 38 x 27 in MIDDLE PANEL
THE NEW GENERATION 38 x 27 in RIGHT PANEL
THE THIRD DIMENSION 48 x 34 2001
Ball Masks  24  X  20  2003
FERJO MONA WITH CHAGALL 60x40 in 2003
BLUE STAIRS 13.5_x10_
ART FOR EVER 40 x 32  2004
FANTASY 28 X 20  1998_edited
THE ROCKER 39  X 28 1999
WINTER FANTASY 25  x 31.5
DESIRE 40  X  30  2003
CHAGALL LOVE  STORY 15 X 15  2002
HALL OF FAME 30 x 40  2005
IMPERIAL COLUMNS 30 x 24  2005
FERJO DALI WITH MIRO 40x30 in  2001
NEW HORIZONS 28 x 20  1998
MORNING MIST 36  X  24   2005
MUSICAL ROOM 31  X  22  2003
MELODY 25  X  20  2006
MEMORIES 26  X  18.5  2006
MAGIC GARDEN 50.5  X  36  2003
MAJESTIC PALACE 38  X  30  2005
LAVENDER DREAM 40  X  28.5  2006
OCEAN VIEW 25.5  X 20  2001
PICASSO LOVER 31.5  X  25  2002
PEACEFUL HALLWAY 30  x  20  2002
RELAXATION  33  x 24  2003
REFLECTIONS 20  X  24  2003
SERENITY 40  X  30  2003
SAFE HARBOR 31  X  22   1999
YELLOW COUCH 15  X  15 2002
TIMELESS STAIRWAY   24  X  20  2003
VANITY 18.5 x 26  2006
TIMELESS BEAUTY 40  X  30 2006
SUMMERTIME 58  X  40  2002
THE LOVER  24  X  20  2003
SPRING FANTASY  30  X  20  2003
SUMMER BREEZE  30  X  20  2003

Where Dream Meets Reality Surrealist artist Ferjo creates a whimsical world of contradictions. By Holly Jackson ABN Editorial Assistant  A fish and strawberry adorn the canvas to represent life; a butterfly is suspended in the air to represent freedom. And such is the multifaceted work of Brazilian-born artist Ferjo, whose art created in his signature Surrealist style make up a body of work as diverse as the items floating in his artwork. “A teacher at my school told me I had something that nobody had this ability to paint portraits and landscapes,” the artist says. “It’s more difficult because there are millions of artists who paint classically. That’s why I paint ‘dream and reality.’ There’s almost a classical theme, and at the same time, it’s a dream when you look at it.”  Born Fernando de Jesus Oliveira, Ferjo was raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where his artistic skills were recognized early on. In 1974, the young artist was invited to attend Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts on an exchange program after being commissioned to produce a portrait of an American family. The artist considers his time in school beneficial but believes true artistic talent comes from within. “No school can make a musician or an artist,” he says. “… I have is a gift given by God. But school gave me a lot of experience and skill to face the world today.” After graduation, Ferjo toured Europe, and by the 1980s, he had established a distinct style and fallen in love with a woman Leonardo Da Vinci may have loved as well. “I have a fascination for Mona Lisa, and I’ve been painting her since the 1980s,” he explains. “I have 136 Mona Lisas, some of them in museums in Germany, Brazil and the United States.” Throughout this ongoing series, Ferjo has painted Mona Lisa in many styles and situations, ranging from depictions of her as a young, Italian beauty modeling a swimsuit to the famed lady wearing traditional Brazilian garb. But each portrait is, without question, the distinct and vibrant result of Ferjo’s vivid Surrealist-Realistic style heightened by pure emotion. “Every painting I do with love,” he says. After a stint producing portraits for the Brazilian Board of Tourism, he left his country to take up permanent residence in the United States, where he joined forces with publisher Katherina Perry in 1994. Despite his undeniable talent in portraiture, Ferjo did not wish to pigeon-hole himself as an artist. His now comprehensive body of work is diverse in both subject matter and the type of media employed. “I always love to paint everything; I think artists should have an open mind, so everything I see in front of me, I paint,” says Ferjo, who has now depicted subject matters ranging from cars, animals and other wildlife to turn-of-the-century settings and vintage items.” Like many great contemporary painters, influences from Dali and Picasso, among other Masters, are evident in his art, but Ferjo takes it a step further in a series dedicated to the artists in which their famous works appear as paintings on the walls of his Surreal worlds. “Those are the artists that inspire me, and I pay tribute to them,” he says. “I put their paint in my paint.” When the artist approaches a piece, whether it is a car or an intricate room with a Chagall hanging on the wall, he starts with a pencil sketch. Acrylic paint follows, and he then uses oil to finish the piece. “The acrylics are more important to me because I can feel the paint,” Ferjo explains. “Acrylic is easy for you to paint and change the color if you want, but oil doesn’t help you that way, and you have to wait a couple days for it to dry and come back.” Ferjo boasts experience in texture and mixed media, starting with his experimentation as a young artist in Brazil. Most recently, Ferjo has painted on wine bottles and mannequins, turning things that would be considered “castoffs” into artwork. After 15 years of working with him, Perry has nothing but praise for Ferjo. “There is something about the maestro that no one else really has,” she says. “It’s a touch of magic. The colors, the way he puts them together, it gives the painting life, and it’s almost like they bring it to life. It brings comfort and joy, and it gives people a smile.” But for Ferjo, the positive reaction from others is the result of his constant need to complete a piece that warms his own heart. “First of all, when I do the painting, I don’t think about anybody else; I think about myself and give it the best I can for me to feel happy about that piece,” he says. “The turnout is positive when people look at it and say, 'I love it.'” Even in an economic crunch on art sales, Ferjo has no time to halt production of his dreamlike artwork. The artist recently had three shows in one month, after which his schedule continued with openings from coast to coast and plans for a debut in Shanghai soon. The married father of three was also honored this year when he was published in a book featuring the most influential Brazilians. The artist is pleased to have steady work in a field he loves. “I am very delighted,” he says. “I see how things are going, but I never stopped painting. I have a gallery that is waiting for more pieces. Is there a time for me to finish painting? There is no such thing.” Ferjo’s dedication to his art is what keeps him afloat, and he’s proud to say that many of his collectors have decided his art is a “necessity.” “I succeed not because of the price I want in Brazil or here; I succeed because of my determination to succeed,” he says. “I love to paint, and I suspect the door will be open for me.” At age 53, Ferjo shows no signs of quitting the work he loves. “My paint is as unique as falling footsteps,” he says. “People tell me; I have a magic touch.” ABN  

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