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Tag: Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira’s surreal world expands in new paintings from the Brazil-based artist. The artist was most recently part of the "Mother & Child" group show at Dorothy Circus Gallery, with the below painting, “Trifacial Mother,” featured. Rafael Silveira Silveira was last featured on here.
Rafael Silveira (whom we introduced on the blog here) is gearing up for his first European solo show, "Mind's Eye Funfair," opening at Atomica Gallery in London on March 19. His paintings on sculptural panels reveal glimpses into a warped universe where the familiar and the kitsch become absurd. Silveira is particularly interested in circus and carnival settings, and this exhibition is filled with nostalgic imagery that evokes attractions only found in vintage photographs. "Mind's Eye Funfair" will also include metal sculptures and works on canvas. The show will be on view through April 11.
In the way a funhouse mirror warps the mundane into the absurd, Brazilian artist Rafael Silveira combines innocuous imagery with the vaguely grotesque to provide a disorienting sensory experience not unlike that of a carnival, where the cheery morphs in and out of the eerie until they are no longer distinguishable.

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