Ramon Silva

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Artist Statement

Ramon Silva is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work investigates painting, video, photography, performance, sound and site-specific installations. Silva uses an urbanized vocabulary of color, shape, negative space, relationships between landscape and architecture, and geometry and natural forms to construct a visual and auditory language that oscillates between the age-old and the contemporary. His approach to painting has a Pop sensibility with flourishes of themed conceptualism that represents an analog to his work in music, digital photography and video. While his digital and time-based work requires knowledge of equipment and computer software, his painting requires an understanding of materiality and more traditional, formal sensibilities. In each media, Silva’s work involves layering, tearing away and dicing to reach poignant compositional decisions, from which emerge dynamic skeins and configurations.


Born in Blythe California in 1971
Lives and works in Los Angeles CA Education1997 B.A. multi-disciplinary studies San Francisco Art Institute

“Beauty Shop”, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami (Design District)
“Red Carpet Video”, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami (Design District)
“Sound Studio Project”, Studio Museum Harlem
“Brooklyn Based”, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn

“The Entertainer” The MoMA PS1 Performance Dome, New York, NY Derrick Adams in collaboration with Ramon Silva
“Communicating with Shadows”Studio Museum Frieze Uptown Friday: in Collaboration with Derrick Adams
“People Who Work Here”, Group Show, David Zwirner Gallery NY, NY
“The Channel” 30th Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Arts Derrick Adams in collaboration with Ramon Silva
“H.A.A.P Tek”, Praxis International Art gallery NY, NY
“Story Time with THAT CAT PAT”
“Artist Readings” in conjunction with the exhibition, “Reading
Artists’ Selections from the MoMA Library Collection”, Derrick Adams in collaboration with Ramon Silva
“Transient Nature” 2 man show Ramon Silva/Jose Arenas AHA Gallery , Brooklyn, NY
“Becoming Beyonce” Spring/Break Art Show NY,NY
“Channeling Mollino” Contemporary Art Fair, satellite fair (Frieze, NYC)
“Residencia Gorila Tulum, Mexico
“ Truncated Views From The Basin” Align Gallery Los Angeles, CA