Fio Silva Stows clusters of oversized birds and plants in otherwise stark urban spaces, creating eye-catching murals that are awash in feathers, petals, and leaves. The Buenos Aires-based artist focuses primarily on movement, a thread that runs through both vivid depictions of winged motifs as they appear to fly for a moment or to settle down. “It was this lack of silence through work and the search for walls to paint that I found useful in my time,” says Silva Colossal.
When the artist works in color he starts with blue, yellow and red before expanding the palette based on the “moods” and intensifying in some way what I want to convey, if it is something quite clear, bright or something … more subdued or more desolate, ”says Silva. “When I paint, I try to convey a certain force that enables me to move someone by seeing or sharing them.”
Silva plans to finish some murals in Argentina in the next few months and to travel to Europe in the summer. An exhibition of smaller paintings is planned for October in Paris. Keep up to date with the artist’s monumental public works Instagram.
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