Who is Fer?
Fer Da Silva is a Venezuelan and Portuguese visual artist, that currently resides and creates most of his art pieces in New York City.
Fer grew up in a home imbued with the artistic expressions, started by his mother who, as an artist, fed his sensibility for art with her paintings. Thanks to this, Fer Da Silva at a young age, began to demonstrate his skills for the arts among family and friends; passion that continued to develop until adulthood.
With a design based on the observation of his mother’s method , some studies and also based on research, Da Silva continued his painting exploring different styles and techniques. A few years after moving to the city of Miami – USA , and after having gone through a deep depression, Fer created, almost magically, the work that led him to be known in several countries around the world with its motto “The Power of Love“ through his artwork called Corazón de Fer.
Fer strongly believes in the power of love because it literally saved his life after a very dark path of heart broken and desolation; a period of time where he didn’t have the strength to keep living. That is why he paints hearts, Fer is alive thanks to “Corazón de Fer” and he is sure that love can save many people’s lives the same way as it did with him.
Fer Da Silva’s artwork is showcased at a distinguished gallery on the east coast of the United States (New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Nantucket). He also has a variety of murals in New York City and Miami, which have been reviewed and highlighted by important media such as Forbes, Vogue, Telemundo, Univision, and others.
At present, Fer Da Silva is creating more hearts, doing exhibitions and bringing his art around the world convinced that Corazón de Fer is a true way to give love and receive love in return.
What is Corazón de Fer?
Corazón de Fer is an unforeseen wake up up call from the dark. I was in there. I was stuck in the abyss of darkness and was feeling hopeless but I wanted to fight back and painting kept me alive.
Corazón de Fer is more than just Hearts. It is a reminder for everyone to love who you are, to give love, to love what you do and to embrace every part of your life. It symbolizes that the power of love enables us to achieve happiness and live our dreams.
Using a myriad form of materials from acrylics to resin, I develop these pieces of art representing what Love has done to me and what love can and will do for you. Each stroke of color represents a different meaning. Every splash of the paint I use at the end is a slow and fast heartbeat. Every single heart is unique, filled with scars and with different shapes. Each one shows the beauty of what is inside of us and what makes our hearts beautiful and unique. This is all part of the story that I was going through for a certain period of my life. Corazón de Fer is trying to honor what truly makes us beautiful…and that is the color and the beat of our hearts.
Corazón de Fer has given me innumerable blessings throughout these years and I want to keep sharing this power to everyone, because I think we all deserve to love and to be loved.
This is Corazón de Fer.
The Power of Love.
Fer Da Silva