Bolivian born visual artist

David Banegas' artistic journey began at a young age. When he was just 11 years old, he had his first collective exhibition in Campo Grande, Brazil. His early artwork consisted mostly of self-portraits and images that were true to life.


Over the years, David's style has evolved and become more abstract. He now focuses on creating paintings that evoke emotion and tell a story, rather than simply depicting what he sees. His artwork has been featured in many prestigious galleries and museums, and he has won numerous awards for his work.




About David

At age 12, David Perez painted a portrait of Bolivian President Hugo Banzer. The president was so impressed with the painting that he awarded David the opportunity to study privately with Masaiko Fujjita, an experienced and respected art teacher from Japan. For two years, David worked diligently under Fujjita’s tutelage, learning how to paint landscapes, florals, and buildings using unique brush techniques.

As an exchange student at fifteen, David went to Carthage, Illinois where he was able not only to learn English from his host family but take art classes at Macomb University of Illinois.David’s time in America allowed him to grow as an artist, and he soon began to develop his own style. Today, David Perez is a well-known artist whose paintings can be found in private collections and museums around the world. Thanks to President Banzer’s generosity, David was able to realize his dream of becoming a professional artist.


Words By David

“My technique is something that happens at the moment, it flows, I can’t explain it. It is just that moment. It can be really fast or it can be really slow, it can take forever, but it only happens that moment. It is the art that God gives you, it is an unbelievable feeling.”

Pursuit of Happiness

David remains dedicated to working for Women and Children’s Charities in Africa, United States and South America, as David says, “They are our future”. David sums all of this work up as being “the pursuit of happiness’.