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David J. Marchi
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.
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.
He is inspired by artists, Hans Hofmann, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Paul Cézanne, Piet Mondrian and Frank Stella.
David is a member and currently studying at the Art Students League in New York City.
His work has been published and recently critiqued by Pulitzer Prize and New York Magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz.
In 2019, he had his first solo show at Miami Art Basel.
David is a member of MOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim, The Carriage House and The Silvermine Art Center. He is a board member at The Hygienic Gallery in New London, CT.
Through his art, he supports Positive Exposure, The Human Rights Campaign, Our Heart Speaks and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.