Biography

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Andrés Silvera is a contemporary mixed media artist, self-taught in an array of mediums, with a strong focus on colorful surreal portraits and monochrome portraiture in Industrial enamel and charcoal.

Andrés was born in Toronto, Canada, and Moved to Valparaiso, Chile when he was 11 which had a great impact on how he views the world and approaches each piece, drawing inspiration from human emotion, expression and life experiences.

His work ranges from colourful watercolors on hot press paper, black and white creations on canvas and a fusion of the two creating a harmonic blend of art.

His signature style consists of bold color bleeding as well as heavily layered drip and charcoal paintings using his hands, palette knifes and common household items such as toothbrushes, combs and pens.

“Each of my characters is special to me for a particular reason, a lot of times they reflect parts of me or of those around me personified into someone else. Each of them has their own personality, reason for being and story to tell and they help me express things I couldn’t normally express in words.

I rarely know exactly how I want a piece to turn out and normally let them progress on their own and be what they want to be, sometimes I think they paint themselves”


Artist statement

I have a love for human emotion and expression, for me each of my characters has their own story, personality and reason for being. They usually reflect personal experiences and feelings or those of close friends and family personified in someone else.

I rarely know exactly how I want the piece to look when finished and I like to believe that a lot of the times, they create themselves.

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

 Solo exhibitions

  • Zoë’s Café: Featured artist – Toronto, ON


Group Exhibitions:

  • 2015                    Forests and Faces – Williams Mill visual arts centre,

    Georgetown, ON

  • 2015                    Dreams and fantasies art show, Kitchener, ON

  • 2015                    Raw Bold -  Virgen mobile MOD club, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Georgetown Art day, Georgetown, ON

  • 2015                    ETA:Minuit-Nuit Blanche – Nightowl, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Reversion -  Super Wonder gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Emerging Toronto artist’s awards, Palais Royal, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Pancakes and Booze, The opera House, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Harvest Festival, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Party of 8, Red Door gallery, Georgetown, ON

  • 2015                    Brush and Sword, The Duke Live, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    November art show, H Bar, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Private art event for Condos at Don Mills, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Small wonders, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

  • 2015                    Holiday Market, Shops at Don Mills, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    5th Dimensional Love & Spirituality, Studio 89, Mississauga,

    ON

  • 2016                    Absurd Amour, Gallery 345, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    The Bazaar of the Bizarre, Pia Bouman school of Ballet,

    Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    Face and Figure, Ben Navaee gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    The Super Duper show, Super wonder gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    cakes and Booze, The opera House, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    Reversion, Super Wonder gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    Party of 8: Spring into Summer, Williams Mill visual arts center,

    Georgetown, ON

  • 2016                    Toronto Art crawl, Liberty Village, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    Emerging Toronto Artist: preshow, Super Wonder gallery –

    Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    Emerging Toronto Artist: Gala of heroes, District 28 –

    Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    BOLD:Expressions, Super Wonder gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2016                    4x4 show, #Hashtag gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2017                    Artusiasm open house, Artusiasm gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2017                    Summer Prelude, Holcim gallery, Milton, ON

  • 2017                    The Wonder woman show, Super Wonder gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2017                    Artists in Wonderland, OCAD, Toronto, ON

  • 2017                    The independents show, Independent gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2017                    Reversion, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2017                    ETA Tarot, Freedom Factory, Toronto, ON

  • 2018                    Hogs and hot rods, Super Wonder gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2018                    Discolandia II, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, California, USA


Awards

  • 2015 3rd Place, Creative composition, Emerging Toronto Artists Awards, Toronto, ON

  • 2016 2nd Place, Aesthetics, Emerging Toronto Artists Awards, Toronto, ON


Media & Publications

  • Feature in Mundo Das Artes Magazine, Brazil

  • Featured in Elegant magazine, Worldwide

  • X-pressions magazine, Worldwide

  • ETA Awards book

  • Interview with Rogers TV at Shops at Don Mills, Harvest Festival

  • ATitle magazine, Toronto, Canada

  • AU Series, Super Wonder Show interview

  • Emboss Magazine, Webitorial

  • Snapd, Don Mills Christmas market

  • Feature in Arts Illustrated magazine, Worldwide

  • ETA awards book

  • Snapd, Don Mills Christmas market

  • Artist spotlight, Princeton artist brush & CO website


Professional Activities

  • 2016 Paint a smile, Art facilitator, Mississauga, ON