My work comprises mostly painting and installations, and both are based on the manipulation of the material through folds, cuts, superpositions creating shapes until a balance in the composition is achieved.
In this creation process, very often I combine painted material on canvas with other different materials via collages and/or assemblies with ‘found objects’ or with slightly manipulated objects if the final composition requires it so. This juxtaposition of different materials also offers a blend of textures that enriches the piece through impressions of shadows, folds and creases.
For me, the physical engagement with the material to transmit experiences and ideas is vital. Through investigating the material and its expressive possibilities I create works that suggest objects, places or emotions that I have previously experienced and that its unhurried observation triggers a reconnaissance of the object, the place or the emotion that inspired it via new paths of the imagination, in this sense the titles of the works either give a hint or are clearly a declaration of intentions.
Silvia Lerin is a visual artist living and working between London, Valencia and Indianapolis. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) in 1998.
She made several solo exhibitions in Spain and also abroad, particular highlights were the ones she made in the Gallery La Nave in Valencia.
Another example was at the Sophien-Edition Gallery, in Berlin, where she had a solo exhibition every two years and represented her work in several German Art fairs.
During all that time she has received numerous awards and grants, outstanding among others was the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant of NewYork in 2013 that brought her to London, where she decided to stay and more recently she has been awarded with The Annex Collection Award in the UK.
Her work is permanently exhibited in many museums in Spain and there exists numerous artworks by her in various public buildings and many private collections throughout Spain and abroad.