Bruno Silva

Born in 1986

Lives and works in Clermont-Ferrand

"My practice is twofold; it addresses function and dysfunction and seeks to link the living and the inert. Wandering as an observer: I seek to reconstruct what I see, what I come across, what I find. Objects found on these trajectories are thus transformed, preserved and given a new value and identity.

Surrounding myself with elements in a state of limbo - abandoned, residual, consumed objects, representations of surfaces, patterns, old skins - I attempt to build choreographies between objects and images. In this process, I invoke the latency and materiality of bodies, preserving their marks, scars and traces of time; fostering dialogues between synthetic and organic elements. The works thus take on a mummified appearance, as if they were frozen in time."

Bruno Silva, 2022

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