Cristián Silva at Maisterravalbuena

CS_Collar de esmeraldas_2016_Graphite and watercolor on paper_160x124cm

Artist: Cristián Silva

Exhibition title: Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana

Venue: Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

Date: November 19, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Maisterravalbuena

By exploring different perceptive and visual resources, Cristián Silva’s third solo exhibition in the gallery, entitled Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana, tries to close fissures and explore reality through cultural, poetic, political, social and aesthetic observations.

He brings reversed images floating between day and night, between what is imperceptible and strident, between north and south, mythology and reality, roaming among the reflections of memory: a world of expansion that talks about internal and external agitation, about melancholy, migration journeys, energy and instrumental bursts, about mirages that reinvent the objective world.

This ensemble of new pieces seems to be sealed under an unfathomable code; apparently simplified with almost a mathematical rhythm, it is all about sentimental fragments sewed together in a journey of ideas and images touching and crashing into each other.

Cristián Silva (Santiago de Chile , 1969) has exhibited at Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA; Bildmuseet, Umeä, Sweden; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile ; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte,Spain; CIA, Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas de Santiago, Chile; Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago, Chile; Bard College Museum, Annandale-on Hudson,USA; Casa América, Madrid, Spain; Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sala CNCA, Valparaiso, Chile, among others.

His owkr is places in public collections such as Jack S. Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas, USA; Umeå, Sweden; Fundación Rac, Pontevedra,Spain; Craig Robins Collection, Miami, USA; Museo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile; Colección Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico

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Cristián Silva, Altar I, 2016
Vaporiser, laurel, floss, bubble gum, 300 x 300 x 50 cm

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Cristián Silva, Bandada de loros volando de noche, 2016
Paint on the Wall, Variable dimensions

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Cristián Silva, Pareja alemana en un bosque, 2016
Print on the-wall, Variable dimensions

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Cristián Silva, Ionisation II, 2016, Graphite on paper, 130 x 98 cm

CS_Horizonte de brea_2016_Glass jar, pitch, wire_variable dimensions_exhibition view

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Cristián Silva, Horizonte de brea, 2016, Glass jar, pitch, wire, Variable dimensions

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Cristián Silva, Tabla de castigo, 2016
Acrylic and nutshells on wood, 244 x 122 x 5 cm

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Cristián Silva, Tabla de castigo, 2016
Acrylic and nutshells on wood, 244 x 122 x 5 cm

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Cristián Silva, Pharmacie, 2016
Video, olives, toothpicks, maraschinos, Variable dimensions

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Cristián Silva, Homenaje a Naum Gabo (cubos locos), 2016
Painted wood, locos shells, 30,5 x 30,5 x 30, 5 cm each

CS_Collar de esmeraldas_2016_Graphite and watercolor on paper_160x124cm

Cristián Silva, Collar de esmeraldas, 2016
Graphite and watercolour on paper, 160 x 124 cm

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Cristián Silva, Collar de esmeraldas, 2016
Graphite and watercolour on paper, 160 x 124 cm

CS_duende destruyendo copas de cristal_2016_charcoal and glass on the wall_140x140x6cm

Cristián Silva, Duende destruyendo copas de cristal, 2016
Charcoal and glass on the wall, 140 x 140 x 6 cm

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Cristián Silva, Tartan ball sale, 2016
Concrete, wool and acrylic on wood, 100 x 100 x 5 cm

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Cristián Silva, Tartan ball sale, 2016
Concrete, wool and acrylic on wood, 100 x 100 x 5 cm

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