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MY STORY

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“Life and time are constantly changing and escaping our grasp. In my paintings, I try to capture this never ending

transformation and the reflective processes associated with it.

I work using several fine layers of paint, to create pieces that are on the fine line between abstraction and figuration. Empty spaces are fundamental parts of my compositions. My palette is subtle and I apply delicate brushstrokes to obtain smooth, diffused, serene images.

My work is an invitation to pause, reflect, and abandon oneself to a path of discovery into the beauty and peace of what is simple, fragile and ephemeral: our journey through life.”

I am an Argentinean artist, living and working in Portugal.

 

Since I left  home in Argentina more than 20 years ago, I embarked in a transformative journey, that took me to live in many countries around the world, and deeply influenced my artistic language.

 

I work primarily with oils and watercolors, and my paintings are reflections and witnesses of my nomadic multicultural life experience. I explore the topics of ephemerality, impermanence and fragility of life. My work can be found in collections in USA, México, Switzerland, Argentina, Belgium, Italy, and others.

 

In México (2011 – 2015) I studied painting with master Manuel DeRugama, and photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografía.

I continued my studies of Painting and Art History in Belgium (2015 -2020), at the École des Arts de Braine L’Alleud.

 

I am the founder of Silvia Salvagno OPEN STUDIO, where I organise and guide art workshops for the international community in the Porto area. I focus on encouraging participants to discover their own artistic voices, no matter the amount of experience they have, so they can tell their unique stories through the art they create.

Interview with Apapachos dede Europa podcast

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023

VOLTA BASEL

Gallerie Katapult – ART BASEL week, Basel, Switzerland

 

SDGs* through Arts Switzerland

Atelier Mondial, curated by ZeeArts Gallery – Basel, Switzerland

*United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

FRAUEN-KUNST-MIGRATION

Gallerie IntegrArte – Rapperswil Jona, Switzerland

2022

TIME OF LIGHT

Galerie Katapult - Basel, Switzerland

ROME ART WEEK - SWISS ROOTS IN ROME

Galleria Arca di Noesis/ Comoroto Studio - Rome, Italy

CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE - ASP 2022

ZeeArts Gallery - Paris, France

SWISSARTEXPO 2022

Artbox Project Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland

METAPHYSICAL  

The Holy Art Gallery - London, United Kingdom

2021

EMOTIONS  

Galerie Katapult - Basel, Switzerland

2020

FASHION-ART-MOVIE  2020  

Latin American Women collective exhibition - Brussels, Belgium                                                         

 

2019         

SLAACE 2019  - Salon Latino Americaine D'Art Contemporaine - Brussels,  Belgium                                     

Triennale des Artistes Peintres  - Waterloo, Belgium

 

2016        

Triennale des Artistes Peintres - Waterloo, Belgium

Stories from Far and Near - Green Gallery Waterloo, Belgium

 

PUBLICATIONS

Cover illustration : Las Hijas del Feriante by Maria Escalona -Universo de Letras - 2019
 

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