- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: 13 Feb 2020
- Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Silber opening party at Gallerie SmArt
As part of “la Fete”, Galleries Night, organized by the Embassy of France in Thailand, Gallerie SmArt at Smalls presents:
Silber (born in 1936) lives and works in Paris, France. After a few rare and short attempts – three weeks, three months, six months – he started to draw as a self-taught artist in 1984. He later moved to digital art, using Photoshop.
His prime influence is Picasso’s work from the Dora Maar period (1935-1946), when, himself influenced by African and Oceanian tribal arts, the artist constantly reinvented the human figure. The Greek Venus and their draperies are another important iconographic source. Silber uses the ligne claire (“clear line”) style of drawing with its flat aspect so that his work is very legible; he states that he removes cast shadows and perspective because “they have nothing to do with a flat rectangle”.
He takes up subjects treated by other artists, such as La Mort de Sardanapale (“The Death of Sardanapalus”), painted by Eugène Delacroix in 1827, L’Aubade painted by Picasso in 1942, or the procuress and other main protagonists of La Célestine (“La Celestina”), a novel by Fernando de Rojas, published in 1499, which is regarded as a major work of Spanish literature and which inspired a series of 66 etchings by Picasso in 1968.
Please join us at Gallerie SmArt at Smalls.
There will be discounted prices on selected wines during the opening party hours.