Escultura Sonora by Roberto Silva


Esculturas Sonoras ("Sound Sculptures"), a collection that fuses painting, sculpture and music, plays with the frontiers between everyday life and art. Pictorial instruments that once were gas tanks, now communicate stories, myths and sonority. The technical and thematic variety of the visual language of several generations of painters have endowed each sculpture with a unique identity. Faced with our present problems, with the environmental crisis, unbridled consumerism and the policies of a neoliberal system that question the usefulness of art in modern life, these 17 sculptures propose new ways of thinking about a more sustainable future, of seeing the useful in the useless and to transform the disposable into art.

Roberto Silva

Born in New Jersey, USA in 1984.

Studied painting and drawing at the School of Visual Arts in Santurce. At just seventeen years old, he received intensive instruction in the field of arts under the tutelage of artist Rafael Trelles. He entered the Fine Arts department of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), and after a year and a half the he obtained a scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba. From 2006 to 2009, he lived in various places, including Gran Canaria, Barcelona and Norway. From 2010 to 2013 he moved to Ithaca, New York where he received a scholarship from the Khan Family Fellowship at the Ink Shop. In 2012 he obtained another scholarship with the Painting Fellowship from the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Available for pick-up only. 13 x 13 x 12 inches.

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