Originally trained as a psychologist, Ferreyra brings his cerebral insight to bear on his artistic work: “For me, it is important to know how images and symbols represent our culture and the way we live in this world,” he says. “The study of psychology was a way to understand human behavior and how our language and mythology build our reality. In that way I’m interested in incorporating and being influenced with my psychology studies, for me it is a way to see the world from a different perspective.”
Currently based in Etla, Oaxaca, Ferreyra has participated in festivals, exhibitions and residences in Amsterdam, Spain, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and the USA.
Dioses y Guerreros showcases the breadth of his media and methods, including printmaking, painting, sculpture, weavings, and clothing, which come together to represent the dioses y guerreros (gods and warriors) from the prehispanic cultures of Mexico to today.