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sebastián ferreira - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Date 1981 —
Country Paraguay

Ramiro Sebastian Ferreira Martinez de la Pera was born in Asuncion, Paraguay, in 1981. At the age of fifteen he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. 

From a very young age he dreamed of becoming an architect, drawing numerous urban landscapes. He was fascinated by roads, buildings, traffic lights and buses, all of which he drew with great ease and skill. He worked on white paper, pencilling in the sheets completely with the horror vacui technique. His doctors concentrated on getting him to accept his illness and highlighted his artistic bent. 

Ferreira’s favourite subjects then became cosmopolitan cities, which he reinvented by introducing pictures from postcards, magazines and the Internet – he spends much time surfing the web, explaining, “My inspiration begins in Buenos Aires, but I finish my work more quickly by using the layout of European cities, because the blocks there aren’t square, as they are in Buenos Aires.”

Yet Ferreira speaks little of his cities: they are part of his interior world. He works on his drawings in his bedroom and shows them only when they are completed. He has a collection of some 400 works that he stores, classified by number and date of creation.

Ferreira’s works were presented at the NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill Inc.) travelling exhibition, and two were selected for the Spanish Biennale.

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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2011
11.42 x 8.27 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2010
11.42 x 8.27 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
11.42 x 8.27 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2012
11.81 x 8.27 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2010
8.27 x 11.81 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2011
11.81 x 8.27 in
Heterotopia architectural dwellings
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *Heterotopias : architectural dwellings*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2018. - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Matali Crasset
Foreword : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Heterotopias : architectural dwellings, from December 9th, 2017 to January 20th, 2018.

drawing now 2018
Carreau du Temple. From March 22 to 25, 2018.
architectural dwellings, at the gallery. From December 9, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
The Golden Ratio Laws
Oliva Creative Factory, Portugal. From April 29 to September 30, 2017.
Art Brut
A Story of Individual Mythologies , Treger Saint Silvestre Collection, Portugal . From January 1 to February 26, 2017.
Une partie de campagne
Chassagne Montrachet. From June 10 to 12, 2016.
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On The Wire
by Jean-Hubert Martin, at the gallery. From April 9 to May 22, 2016.
Art brut: breaking the boundaries
curator Christian Berst, Oliva Creative Factory, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal. From June 1 to September 11, 2014.
Latin American Art
Hamer Gallery, Amsterdam. From November 30, 2013 to January 4, 2014.
Drawing Now 2013
Carrousel du louvre, paris. From April 11 to 14, 2013.
beyond the boundaries season 2012
discoveries and recent acquisitions. From September 8 to October 13, 2012.
exhibition view of *on the wire*, christian berst art brut & jean brolly gallery, paris, 2016. - © jean brolly gallery, christian berst — art brut
Press review
un musée d’art brut ouvre au Portugal
Roxana Azimi, Quotidien De L’art. July 1, 2014.
Carmen and Daniel Klein collection
Treger Saint Silvestre collection
Sebastián Ferreira

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