David John Marchi
ARTIST - SAVANT ARTIST COLLECTIVE
David is the son of an Italian immigrant mother and a father with roots in Italy
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 Dr. Darold Treffert with Acquired Savant Syndrome. This is 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 currently studying under Larry Poons and Peter Bonner at the Art Students League in New York City and has traveled to Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Sao Paulo and London to paint with other artists.
His work is collected world-wide and is currently being critiqued by Pulitzer prize and New York Magazine art critic, Jerry Saltz.
Recently, he started the "Smile" Campaign, raising money to support our front-line nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic.