Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana

Cristián Silva
Ángel Calvo Ulloa. El Cultural. El Mundo
Press release

By exploring different perceptive and visual resources, Cristián Silva’s third solo exhibition
in the gallery, entitled Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana, tries to close fissures and explore
reality through cultural, poetic, political, social and aesthetic observations.
He brings reversed images floating between day and night, between what is imperceptible
and strident, between north and south, mythology and reality, roaming among the
reflections of m emory: a world of expansion that talks about internal and external
agitation, about melancholy, migration journeys, energy and instrumental bursts, about
mirages that reinvent the objective world.

This ensemble of new pieces seems to be sealed under an unfathomable code; apparently
simplified with almost a mathematical rhythm, it is all about sentimental fragments sewed
together in a journey of ideas and images touching and crashing into each other.

Cristián Silva (Santiago de Chile , 1969) has exhibited at Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX,
USA; Bildmuseet, Umeä, Sweden; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile ; Centro de Arte
Contemporáneo, Huarte,Spain; CIA, Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas de Santiago, Chile; Museo
Histórico Nacional, Santiago, Chile; Bard College Museum, Annandale-on Hudson,USA; Casa América,
Madrid, Spain; Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires,
Argentina; Sala CNCA, Valparaiso, Chile, among others.
His works are placed in public collections such as Jack S. Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas, USA; Umeå,
Sweden; Fundación Rac, Pontevedra,Spain; Craig Robins Collection, Miami, USA; Museo Wilfredo Lam,
Havana, Cuba; Galería Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile; Colección Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana, 2016. Exhibtion view
Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana, 2016. Exhibtion view
Aurora Borealis | Fata Morgana, 2016. Exhibtion view
Altar I, 2016. Vaporizer, laurel, floss, bubble gum. 300 x 300 x 50 cm
Tartan ball sale, 2016. Concrete, wool, acrylic on wood. 100 x 100 x 5 cm
Duende destruyendo copas de cristal, 2016. Charcoal and glass on the wall. 140 x 140 x 6 cm
Escena de Texel, 2016. Graphite and gouache on coloured paper. 112 x 82 cm
Ionisation II, 2016. Graphite on paper. 130 x 98 cm