Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to present a selection of new works from Silvia Poloto opening February 15th from 6 until 8 PM at Exhibit by Aberson located at 3524B S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74105.
Brazilian-born artist, Silvia Poloto creates her new work as an exercise in and examination of letting go – of attitudes, old beliefs, dreams and emotions. She sees it as a clearing of all things unnecessary in order to strip bare to the essential. This oeuvre took shape while Poloto was building her home — a 6,000 square foot warehouse in San Francisco. She felt strongly of the relationship between her and the structure of her home. She lived in it as if she was inside one of her paintings. Poloto explains, “What I sought with my living space, and continues with my artwork, is a kind of essential refined simplicity reduced to the extreme, understated and unassuming yet not without presence and quiet authority. A breathing space.”
Working in a range of visual disciplines, Silvia Poloto’s work is characterized by equal amounts of surprise, playfulness and provocation. She is recognized for her dynamic compositions utilizing expressive gesture and rich, textured hues. She exploits a vibrant visual vocabulary of boldness and subtlety.
Using paper as a primary medium in her Wabi Sabi series, Poloto glues and pulls the paper back leaving marks which become the brushstrokes that create the underlying structure of the painting. The nicks, chips, bruises, scars and dents each add to their undiminished poise and strength of character. Poloto embraces the imperfection and highlights her skillful use of negative space with compelling color sensibility. She says of the pieces, “Imperfect and unpredictable, yet inevitable. They don’t shout, they whisper.”
Silvia Poloto lives and works in San Francisco as a visual artist. She is known for her lively abstract canvases and mixed-media sculptures.
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