David Benforado was born in 1977 in Athens. He studied painting and sculpture/installation at Brandeis University (USA) under Graham Campbell, Susan Lichman, Tom Bills and Enrico Gatson. He continued his studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Budapest) under Akos Birkas. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, projects and performances in Europe and in the USA. He lives and works in Berlin.
The surface of Benforado’s paintings is active and dynamic. Creating his own mediums and paints from pigments has enabled him to achieve multi-layered textured transparencies and to build up surfaces. Colour perception is the cornerstone of his art, whether he is striving towards representational imagery or non-representational composition.