Washington Silvera, ‘2 Sambas’, 2018, Licenciado
Washington Silvera, ‘2 Sambas’, 2018, Licenciado

In spite of the philosophical reflections his work may suggest, Washington Silvera does not make philosophy -reflection is a function of critique and may have philosophical aspects that are present in greater or lesser degree in this text. However, the present text is not the art work, and Silvera's art work, when seen in its whole, seems to bring about the qualities Calvino evokes in his 'Six Memos for the Next Millennium' -theme of the exhibit the artist held along with Torrone and Mario Henrique in his early years:
Lightness: using materiality as basis, his work is in constant dialogue with immateriality and conceptuality.
Quickness: Silvera's work is simple and straightforward, so its comprehension is immediate.
Exactitude: searching for ideal and precise form, his works have a high degree of finishing, which also gives credit to precision in poetic communication.
Visibility: by using visual evidence as a means, what is invisible also becomes part of his work.
Multiplicity: by using tools, representation or photographic images as theme, his work is always shaped as the development of research and fulfillments where multiplicity breaks in as a need derived from his own artistic logic.
And, finally, consistency - physical and poetic consistency: palpable and visible poetry that is playful and also profound.

About Washington Silvera

Brazilian, b. 1969, Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil, based in Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil