Silvia Papas

Silvia Papas was born in Conegliano (Treviso) in 1969. After completing her studies at the Liceo Artistico (Art School) of Padua, her city of adoption, during the late eighties the artist approached her first professional experiences: in the fields of stage sets, posters and fashion, the latter with the creation of several collections for men and women. The visual inspiration provided by these sectors, and that evocated by the artist's frequent trips to the United States, gave rise, together with her specific interest in Pop Art, to the aesthetic line underlying her pictorial research, to which Silvia Papas has devoted herself exclusively since 1993. From her early works, her canvases, ever attractively and showily colourful, have portrayed seductive female figures, witnesses of a modernity in which they play a leading role.

Following a phase in which the human element was set aside in favour of nature, the artist veered from sharp acrylic backgrounds to more severe tones, foreshadowing a development towards more complex, "hazy" subjects. Spectrums of greys, and a tendency towards monochrorny, now underlie the perpetuai seductive action of the artist's subj ects, revealing a sense of restlessness, of obsessiveness. Their glittering existence gives way to an unexpected solitude and dependence. Silvia Papas's wornen symbolise the dazzling avant-gardisrn of a society destabilized by its wellbeing. The syrnbols of consumerism, and the ideologica! contrasts arising out of alienation, leave visible traces among the sidewalks and walls of contemporary cities, which act as the background to figures that, however, retain their power to fascinate.

While, with rare exceptions, the male element does not feature in the painter's visual world, the "asexual" dimension of childhood has found its way into her work, assuming a syrnbolic, and sometirnes surreal nature: on several occasions, she has depicted young single rnothers, and their inexperienced and sornewhat unsuitable care for their little ones.

Between 2002 and 2004, together with Ekatherina Savtchenko, Marika Lang and Kana Otofuji, Silvia Papas gave life to the "4 Wornen Group", an all-female artistic group stylistically rnarked by multicultural exchange, which has held a series of exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

In Silvia Papas' rnost recent visions, the frenzy of contemporary life in big cities, their streets taken by storrn by glittering cars, dashing rnotorbikes and bustling crowds, fully assimilates the human elernent, giving rise to representations which, though marked by the artist's particular formal methods, gain greater extensiveness and spatial depth, while also exalting the rhythmical beat of her palette.

The painter's work, through the uninterrupted attention of rnajor sector players, is the subject of growing interest from the public and from international critics.

Mostre/Exhibitions

2017

"Postcards from Paradise" (curated by Marina Guida) ,Castel dell'Ovo, Napoli, Italy

"Rapport 2017",Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2016

"Seductions Pop" Galeria Espiral, Noja, Santander, Spain

"Rapport 2016",Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2015

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2014

"Italian Pop Art",Galeria Viki Bianco, Gijon, Spain

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2013

"Travel'', Bienal del sur Panamà, Panamà city, Panamà

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2012

"Rapport fra Idag",Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2011

"Charme" (curated by Luca Beatrice), Vecchiato Art Galleries, Padova, Italy

2010

"Woman 010", Galerie Wolfgang, Wien, Austria

"Illusion", Galleria Akropolis, Brescia, Italy

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2009

"La Dolce Mi.Ma", La sala Rossa, Milano Marittima,Italy

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2008

"Femme", Galleria la Rinascente, Padova, Italy

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2007

"Illusions", Palazzo del commercio", Lugo(Ravenna), Italy

"Rapport fra Idag", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

2006

"Rapport fra 2006", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

Hotel Cormoran, Villasimius (Cagliari)

Luisetto Arte Contemporanea, Padova, Italy

 

 

 

Mostre collettive/Group Exhibitions

 

2017

LuccaArtfair, Lucca, Italy

"SG spring galleries" Galeria Viki Blanco, Gijon, Spain

"Hostutstillingen", Galleri Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

ArtePadova, Padova, Italy

2016

JUSTMAD07, Madrid, Spain

ArteGenova, Genova, Italy

LuccaArtfair, Lucca, Italy

ArtePadova, Padova, Italy

BAF 2016 Bergamo Artfair, Italy

ST'ART fair, Strasbourg, France

2015

NAF Napoli Art Fair. Napoli, Italy

Flecha 2015, Madrid,Spain

XV simposio internacional, Palacio de Albacin, Noja, Spain

"Artistes du monde",Cannes, France

ArtePadova, Padova, Italy

"30 ars jubileumsutstilling" Gallery Pingvin, Oslo, Norway

BAF 2015 Bergamo art fair, Bergamo ,Italy

Art FaCTory 05, Palazzo Valle, Catania, Italy

Christmas Group Exhibition, Vecchiato Arte , Padova, Italy

2014

"Papeles y alga mas", Galeria El arte de lo Imposible, Gijon, Spain

Quattro Galeria, Leiria, Portugal

Art-Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Flecha 2014, Madrid, Spain

Donostiartean, San Sebastian, Spain

ArtePadova, Italy

2013

Flecha 2013, Madrid, Spain

Affordable, London, UK

ArtFactory, Catania, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2012

Biennale di Tiburg, Holand

Flecha 2012, Madrid

Art-Madrid, Madrid, Spain

ArtFactory, Catania, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2011

"Rad Art", Valencia, Spain

"Young Artist on show", Galleria l'Immagine, Cesena, Italy

Der Kunstraum in den Ringstrassen,Galerien, Wien, Austria

La Fondaciòn Aguirre Newman El Patio de los Bambus, Madrid, Spain

Flecha 2011, Madrid, Spain

ArtFactory, Catania, Italy

ArtVerona, ArtePadova, Italy

2010

Carouselle de Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Flecha 2010, Madrid, Spain

Art-Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Art -Oslo, Norway

ArtePadova, Italy

2009

"Optimism", Oslo, Norway

ArtVerona, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

ArteBergamo and Cremona, Italy

2008

"Real 08", Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Wien, Austria

Artexpo Genova , Reggio Emilia italy

ArtePadova, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

2007

"Pop 07", Galeria Wolfgang Exner, Wien, Italy

Art-Miami, USA

Artexpo Parma, Reggio Emilia, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2006

Art-Miami, USA

Artexpo Parma, Verona, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2005

"4 italianos em Lisboa", Galeria Jorge Sshirley, Lisboa, Portugal

La Sala Naranja, Valencia, Spain

Museo Laboratorio d'Arte Contemporanea, Roma, Italy

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Castello Colonna, Genezzano (Roma), Italy Artexpo Parma, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2004

"4 Woman Group", Palazzo dell'Arsenale, Verona, Italy

"4 Woman Group", Galleria Akropolis, Brescia, Italy

"4 Woman Group", Factory 04, Padova, Italy

Artexpo, Parma, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2003

"4 Woman Group", Museum Schloss Rheydt, Monchengladbach, Germany "4 Woman Group", Gallery Casteel, Monchengladbach, Germany

Artexpo Barcellona, Spain

Artexpo Parma, italy

VicenzArte, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2002

"4 Woman Group", Galleri B.A., Oslo, Norway

International Art fair St'Art, Strasbourg, France

Artexpo Bari, Udine, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2001

Galleria Marciano Arte, Marciano di Romagna, Italy

Artexpo Udine, Jesolo, Venturina, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

2000

IN Gallery, Miami, USA

Arte Bologna, Italy

Artexpo New York, USA

Artepadova, Italy

1999

Europ'Art, Geneve, Switzerland

Artexpo Udine, Forlì, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

1998

New World Art Center, New York, USA

Europ'Art, Geneve, Switzerland

VicenzArte, Italy

ArtePadova, Italy

1997

Stendhal Gallery, New York, USA

Art fair Los Angeles, USA

Artexpo New York, USA

ArtePadova, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

1996

Art96 New York, USA

ArtePadova, Italy

Artexpo Pordenone, Udine, Italy

Artexpo New York, Usa

1995

ArtePadova, Italy

Arexpo Pordenone, Udine, Italy

VicenzArte, Italy

Prodotti dell'artista