Fragmented Blocks of Color and Texture Overlap in Lui Ferreyra’s Layered Portraits




Art
Illustration

#animals
#colored pencil
#digital
#drawing
#portraits

August 24, 2021

Grace Ebert

Application Software

“Awear Glasses,” digital drawing for Charmant USA. All images Lui Ferreyra, shared with permission

Curved patches and geometric blocks comprise the layered portraits by Denver-based artist Lui Ferreyra (previously). Working both digitally and with colored pencil on paper, Ferreyra overlaps outlined fragments filled with thin lines to convey shadow and light, creating nuanced portrayals of his subjects. The prismatic works shown here are some of the artist’s more recent personal projects and commissions, which show the development of his distinct style during the last few years, in addition to the contrast he continues to draw between densely composed fields of color and larger expanses of negative space.

Ferreyra is currently a resident in The Ramble Hotel’s Art Can program, and his illustrations will be on view at the Denver location’s pop-up gallery through September 7. A few prints are available in his shop, and you can follow his work on Instagram.

 

artist

“Unfinished Series 1,” digital drawing

Charmant

“Marc Maron,” digital drawing

Denver

“Open Hand,” digital drawing

Ebert

“Psyche,” color pencil on black paper

Entertainment Culture

“Rainbow Series 1,” digital drawing

Grace Ebert

“Rainbow Series 3,” digital drawing

Lui Ferreyra

“Jasmin,” digital drawing for Scholarship America

#animals
#colored pencil
#digital
#drawing
#portraits

 

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