David is the son of an Italian immigrant mother and a father with roots in Italy and Argentina.
The methodology to David’s art is a spiritual and subconscious process.
He dreams the colors and painting structures first, imprinting the image in his head.
In his studio, he sits on the floor, looks at the negative space and starts to pick the colors from the shelf leading to a thoughtful completion.
His passion for painting was the direct result of a broken back from a boat accident in 2015.
Prior to this, David never painted.
In 2019, he was diagnosed by the late Dr. Darold Treffert with Acquired Savant Syndrome, where dormant savant skills emerge after a spinal or brain injury or disease in previously non-disabled persons.
Today, David's life is his painting.
He is inspired by artists, Hans Hofmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Paul Cézanne, Piet Mondrian and Frank Stella.
David is currently studying with Ronnie Landfield, Larry Poons and Peter Bonner at the Art Students League in New York City.
Recently, David was invited as a member artist at the prestigious Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut.
As part of the healing process, he has traveled to Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Sao Paulo to paint with other artists and artists with disabilities, whether physical or mental.
His work has been published and critiqued by Pulitzer Prize and New York Magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz.
David is a member of MOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim and The Silvermine Art Center.
Today, his work is collected world-wide.
Through his art, he supports Positive Exposure, The Human Rights Campaign, Our Heart Speaks and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.