Lena Silva

Lena Silva

Lena Silva

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    Lena Silva

     

    Short Biography:

    Lena Silva is a contemporary, modern artist, of Portuguese origin, resident in the United Kingdom. A lover of Arts, sophistication and simplicity greatly influenced by Renaissance art period. Oftentimes, while creating her pieces, albeit using varied mediums, its meaning becomes clear once the colours absorb light. She often gets a sense of belonging, an escape from the acrimony of daily life and chaos of society. Through her work, Lena aims to evoke light, love, happiness, and tranquillity, gifted to the observer. Her work is also an expression of her wondering of human's survival, persistence, and perpetuity of life—a fascination with life and its meaning, its consanguinity relating directly to the beauty of the experience. Growing up, Lena's artistic skills laid dormant through maturing years and dedication to her small family. Lena is a self-taught artist with a BSc Honours in Adult Health Sciences. The latest years of her life have seen a glimmering, sparkle of light in her soul, waking up her artistic skills that endeavours to continue flourishing steadily. It is her chosen method to carefully choose poetic words that best describes the emotive and story side of her work. Lena has participated in the last few years in the worldwide known Luxembourg Arts Prize. Lena's work has been at exhibitions across Europe and a part of various collaborations. Featured various occasions on the iconic British art column magazines - HOUSE & GARDEN ,THE WORLD OF INTERIORS and HAMPSTEAD LIFE. Follow @lenanartsilva on Instagram or to find out more on her works email lenaartsilva@gmail.com.

     

     

    Artistic Curriculum Vitae:

     

    Collective Exhibition for emerging artists – ‘OTHER LANDS’

    Contemporary Art

    By Divulgarty and CAD (creative art design) lead by art curator – Loredana Trestin

    Venue – Palazzo Ducale , Genova, Italy. October the 4th, to the 18th, 2019

     

    Collective Exhibition 3rd Edition – ‘GIFTS OF ART’

    Contemporary Art

    By Divulgarty and CAD (creative art design) lead by art curator – Loredana Trestin

    Venue – Palazzo Ducale, Genova , Italy. December 14th, 2019 to the 7th January, 2020

     

    Collective Exhibition  – ‘ATTRAVERSO TE’

    Contemporary Art

    By Divulgarty and CAD (creative art design) lead by art curator – Loredana Trestin

    Venue - Palazzo Ducale, Genova , Italy. June 20th, 2020 to the 4th July, 2020

     

    Luxembourg Art Prize – 2019/2020/2021

    One of the most prestigious international art contests in the world.

    Pinacotheque Museum director – Herve Lancelin

    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

     

    Iconic British Magazine – HOUSE & GARDEN

    The ART Edit – London, United Kingdom.

    Isues Dec. 2020, Jan. 2021 and Feb. 2021

     

    Iconic British Magazine – THE WORLD OF INTERIORS

    Artistic Impressions – London, United Kingdom.

    Isues Jan. 2021, Feb. 2021 and March 2021

     

     

     

    Collaboration with W1Curators and MakeITBlue – NHS HEROES

    National Health Services, London, United Kingdom. January 2021

    NHS Heroes Project through COVID Pandemic – Mayor of London.

    Artist Artworks display all over London through FLANNELS store’s screens. 

     

     

    UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

     

    Collective Exhibition – ‘HABITAT’

    Contemporary Art

    By Divulgarty and CAD (creative art design) lead by art curator – Loredana Trestin

    Venue – Cael Gallery, Milan, Italy. June 24th, 2021 to the 8th July, 2021

     

    International Fair of Contemporary Art of Brussels (5th edition).

    Represented by VAN GOGH Art Gallery team (curators), Madrid, Spain.

    November 26th to the 28th, 2021.

     

     

    Artist Statement

     

    Lena Silva is a contemporary, expressionist modern artist, of Portuguese origin residing in the United Kingdom (UK). Art is an addiction, a space of spiritual freedom of self-expression, a comfort. Lena is an instinctive expressionist of a variety of strong feelings and emotions. To her, Art gives her a sense of versatility, it opens a sea of possibilities contrasting with the monotony of life routines. Lena is a self-taught artist continuously developing. Greatest dream and aspiration are to study Arts particularly related to early renaissance movement. Admiration and inspiration by the works of Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo. Lena aims through her work to evoke a sense of spiritual tranquillity, light transcending. Oftentimes while creating, albeit using varied mediums, its meaning becomes clear once the colours absorb light. Often getting a sense of belonging an escape from the acrimony of daily life and chaos of our society. Hence, a desire to gift the observer with an explosion of emotions, love, happiness, tranquillity an escape through the eyes of her creative portraits. Lena does not let herself nor her art to be define nor imposed by people or society’s expectations. Since I can remember, noticeably young age, I have always been fascinated, attracted to art, simplicity, and a subtle taste for sophistication. Lena associates her spontaneous creativity of portraits, often of females, to creation of nature, often using the analogy of a flower to life cycles.  So much could be interpreted through a character pair of eyes, experiences, life journeys, define, harsh, subtle, smooth facial lines. An undoubtably human species connection to nature’s creation. Lena is dazzled, in awe, with the variety of beautiful vibrant colours of nature, its scents, its mysticism that often in turn is reflected in her work.  Wondering about human’s survival, persistence, and perpetuity of life. Lena has a fascination with the life and its meaning, its consanguinity relating directly to the beauty of experience. Lena has a personal style of describing her work through carefully picked poetry by different artists. Poetry permits a descriptive beauty without full exposer of artist’s soul. I am touched by these profound words of Leonardo Da Vinci and it inspires me to adopt such approach to my work and life as it is “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing, Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.” Furthermore, he describes “a beautiful body perishes but a work of art dies not”.

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