Dilara, 2018 | oil on canvas | 100 x 100 cm
Lilian, 2018 | oil and gold leaves on canvas | 100 x 100 cm
Silvia Sarsano was born in 1981. In 2005 she graduated magna cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome with a Thesis about Videoclip as a form of contemporary art.
In 2006 she started studying as Contemporary Art Curator at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome where she graduated in 2010 with a Thesis on Janet Cardiff.
In 2007 she moved to Berlin, where she is still living and working.She took part in several collective and solo exhibitions, projects and art competitions in Italy, Germany, UK and Tunis. In 2019 she attended the artist recidency Chander Haat, in Kolkata, India.
About the artist
Berlin based Italian figurative artist, Silvia´ source of interest is the contradictions that shape our reality, especially regarding women of her generation, the strength that they emanate, and the intrinsicate contradiction they live in: the duality between the poeticized image of a woman (as saint, muse, goddess) and the inequality she faces in the real world.
Using the traditional format of portrait, adapting it to the era we live in, Silvia aims to present real people without idolization. Without pretense of perfection.
Nasreen, 2019 | oil and block printing on canvas | 85 x 120 cm
L´attesa, 2020 | oil, acrylic and gouache on canvas | 90 x 120 cm
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