Gabriel SILVA




2nd Floor Gallery
May 9 – June 30, 2018

The works of multifaceted artist Gabriel Silva reveal universes that emerge from his imagination, recollections, of the remnants of memory, of everything he has lived and experienced. In Cosmografías [Cosmographies], the artist paints a map of dreamlike worlds, in which he recreates atmospheres and spaces with a palette in a wide variety of colors. There are no photographs, there is no specific reference but rather the constant memory of THE DESCRIPTION OF EGYPT, by Piero de la Francesa, by Ucello, science fiction, Neo Rauch, the cinema and traveling painters of the 17th and 19th centuries, among many others, where the landscape is the subject and it is also the excuse.

In this exhibition, each of his paintings is displayed side by side to achieve a visual continuum. Each piece maintains its individuality while being part of a set, which, although different, shares the same dream theme. When their sides touch, images change and become others despite having similar components. In these works, Silva presents a dark landscape inhabited by faceless characters that blur on the horizon. In others, outer space takes center stage in the canvas, with moments of transformation and shock suspended in silence.


Gabriel Silva completed a B.A. in Advertising from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano; studied drawing and painting at Camdem Town, Art Institute in London and engraving at La Taile Douce workshop in Paris. In 1990 he received an honorable mention in the XXXIII National Salon of Artists, as well as in the II Biennial of Art in the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá. In 1997, he was finalist with his project “Emboscada” for the Luis Caballero Prize. His work is part of important collections both in Colombia and abroad.