Bruno Silva

Born in 1986

Lives and works in Clermont-Ferrand

An abandoned object, a disused object, a fragment, or the residue of an encounter: I surround myself with timeworn forms that speak of personal experiences and traces of human usage.

To walk and to capture life: to wander around as a simple observer. I reconstruct what I see, what I come across, what I find.

I make things mine in order to reform them, to keep bodies in motion, to preserve scars, to add without erasing, like a gesture of renewed affection.

There is a persistent form of roaming in the dialogue between bodies as they drift from one medium to the next, going with their own flow, playing with the nature of things. Like a dance between an idea and its real or fictional depiction, my work circulates between presence and absence, appearance and substance, movement and waiting.

Statement, Bruno Silva, March 2018
Translated by Lucy Pons, 2019

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.