Silvia Salvagno
geboren 12. August 1973 in Argentina

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Organic Abstraction in Oil and Watercolours


Silvia Salvagno is an Argentinean artist, living and working in Switzerland.

Since she left her home in Argentina more than 20 years ago, she embarked in a transformative journey, that took her to live in many countries around the world, and deeply influenced her artistic language.

She works primarily with oils and watercolours, and her paintings are reflections and witnesses of her nomadic multicultural life experience. She explores the topics of ephemerality, impermanence and fragility of life.

Her work can be found in collections in USA, México, Switzerland, Argentina, Belgium, Italy, and others.

In México (2011 – 2015) she studied painting with master Manuel DeRugama, and photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografía.
She continued her studies of Painting and Art History in Belgium (2015 -2020), at the École des Arts de Braine L’Alleud.

“Life and time are constantly changing and escaping our grasp. In my paintings, I try to capture this never-ending transformation and the reflective processes associated
with it.
I work using several fine layers of paint to create pieces that are on the fine line between abstraction and figuration. Empty spaces are fundamental parts of my compositions. My palette is subtle and I apply delicate brushstrokes to obtain smooth, diffused, serene images.
My work is an invitation to pause, reflect, and abandon oneself to a path of discovery into the beauty and peace of what is simple, fragile and ephemeral: our journey through life.”

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