RUY SILVA

D-Contemporary Gallery is very happy to present artist – Ruy Silva

21st – 29th April

Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Private View: 20th April 18:30 – 21:00| With a Live Performance by Rossana Losa opening the exhibition 

Rossana is a freelance dancer with a keen interest in the research and development of contemporary dance within a variety of art forms including, music, design, visual and performative arts. 

Ruy Silva was born on February the 10th 1974 in Viseu – Portugal, where he graduated in Visual and Technological Education at the Higher Education School – IPV, where he later taught the subjects of Integrated Expressions and Creative Expressions. He made his first exhibition with only fifteen years in Viseu.

He completed his PhD in “PAINTING – an image-design reference point” at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Salamanca.

He currently lives in Porto where he has his studio.

The work of Ruy Silva has an unusual international notoriety. His works have a regular presence in Paris and in recent years have been exhibited in Rome, Tokyo, Brussels, Geneva, New York, Madrid – Spain and also in Singapore and Guangzhou – China

Recently, he has released a retrospective book of his career of 20 years.

The artist counts with numerous expositions held in the four corners of the world.

The color orange and Ruy Silva.

The orange appeared because Ruy “signed” his works with a random orange stain, but through the study of chromo-therapy and the very symbolism of color, the painter realized that the orange resembled his personality: joy, strength to live, Optimism and determination – something that is present throughout his personal and professional life.

Thus the orange acquired a new meaning for the painter, and from that point on, Ruy began to include this object more or less clearly in the composition of his artistic creations.