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Ferjo

ferjo

Fernando de Jesus Oliveira, Ferjo, was born in Bahia Brazil, in 1946. Ferjo is one of the most dynamic and intriguing artists on the contemporary international scene. His surreal, even metaphysical way with a canvas has been earlier lauded with Ferjo winning the prestigious Crescent Scholarship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the New York Council for the Arts Award for Excellence in portraiture and interiors. Ferjo's signature style continues to excite our imagination and perception.

From 1974 - 1979, Ferjo trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - an institution long-recognized for its tradition in realist painting and sculpture. During this five year period, he began painting cubist-style landscapes in the tradition of the early Georges Braques, eventually moving to realist portraiture. This is perhaps best exemplified in a mock group portrait (1978-79) of the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy in which the artist posed his subjects in sitting positions those of Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper". Having received special honors on two occasions from the Pennsylvania Academy (in 1978, and again in 1979), Ferjo's mastery of the medium and subject matter in realist painting became widely recognized in galleries that emphasized this kind of work.

Since leaving The Academy, the artist's technical virtuosity led him to explore various themes and styles, ranging from realism to surrealism. His wildly lyrical interpretations of famous artistic motifs, such as the works by Leonardo Da Vinca, or his "homage" series to important historical figures such as Picasso, Van Gogh and Chagall have made Ferjo an artist of merit. Those with backgrounds in the arts will recognize Ferjo as an artist who can draw, render and paint with an extraordinary life-likeness. His ability to paint realistically and then to extend realism into a hallucinogenic surrealist vision, filled with symbolic connotations taken from the world of dreams and fantasmagoria, is one of the more startling attributes to be found in recent painting.

Whether Ferjo is representing automobiles or portraits, still life arrangements or sports events, imaginary or life-like portraits, there is convincing evidence of his talent as a technician of painting. There is also evidence of the artist's versatile and shifting imagination, as he moves with considerable agility from one motif to another, often shifting styles in the process.

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chagall's recital
Chagall's Recital
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dining with chagall
Dining With Chagall
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dreaming
Dreaming
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dreamlike corridor
Dreamlike Corridor
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eye of a master
Eye of a Master
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fiddler
Fiddler
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interior with magritte
Interior with Magritte
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love in paris
Love In Paris
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lover's song
Lover's Song
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masters musical beginning
Masters Musical
Beginnings
miro and sunflowers
Miro & Sunflowers
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passageway to the masters
Passageway To
The Masters
stairway to the masters
Stairway To
The Masters
surrealist stairway
Surrealist Stairway
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theresa and three candles
Theresa and
Three Candles
   
victorian delights
Victorian Delights
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Original Works

parrot's song
Parrot's Song
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floating melody
Floating Melody
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master and sculpture
Master and Sculpture
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captivating music
Captivating Music
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moonlight
Moonlight
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take the stairs
Take The Stairs
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relaxing
Relaxing
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soaring
Soaring
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dali's welcome
Dali's Welcome
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interior melting
Interior Melting
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chagall's love song
Chagall's Love Song
a day with van gogh
A Day With Van Gogh
chocolate milk
Chocolate Milk
victorian delights
Victorian Delights