Shiras Galeria, under the artistic direction of Sara Joudi, presents the exhibition ‘Intro-versions’ by artist Horacio Silva (Valencia 1950). Following the line of the gallery, the exhibition is presented as: “An abstract evolution of the last stage of the artist, conjugating as a synthesis, through 15 works located in the Main Room, in a project in which the sensory and the personal act as an expressive engine. While the Sala Refugio will host some projects on paper from past years as a way of contextualising the painter’s trajectory”, as defined by Shiras’ own artistic director.
Horacio Silva presents his latest series ‘Intro-versions’, as an extension of his previous project “Aula naturaleza” exhibited in 2017 in the same space. A plastic extension articulated around the painter’s most intimate conceptions. As he himself points out: “ ‘Intro-versions’ alludes to the fugacity of the states of mind that, however inapprehensible, inhabit the world of abstraction. In addition to showing an intimate world in which an imaginary is produced that allows us to look at ourselves in a paradoxically recognisable hidden nature. They are paintings that speak of a space not exempt from a certain accidentality, producing revelations whose autonomous gestation adds plastic experiences to the experiential ones.”
For the exhibition, Shiras Galería has published a catalogue with the collaboration of the critic, teacher and curator Fernando Castro Flórez, who defines the project as: “A transesthetic distancing from banality, proposing a magnificently poetic domain in which colour expands pleasantly, reminding us that art can be a visual luxury. Beyond all aesthetic fundamentalism, Horacio Silva understands painting as a joyful drive in which we can recognize that dynamic that expands the arabesque in a search for the essentially natural.”
Horacio Silva is a painter, former professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia, as well as being recently appointed this 2019 artistic advisor by the Juan José Castellano Comenge Foundation, he has been working since the 1970s with a rigorous, elegant and even harmoniously magical technique. Capable of creating between several elements an almost poetic connection without losing the beauty of individuality. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, national and international museums, among them his last exhibition at the Centro del Carmen or his exhibition at the Beijing Museum (China), as well as in different international competitions and fairs such as his participation in the International Art Biennial in Milan or the International Art Fair in Paris, among many others.
This exhibition can be visited in ‘Shiras Gallery’ until January 18 2020 from Monday to Saturday from 11:00h to 14:00h and 17:00h to 20:00h.