Ramon Silva

Ramon Silva
20 April 2014 Young Art Collector

Ramon Silva, artist

Medium: Multi-disciplinary
Born: Blythe California, 1971
Education: B.A. Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1997
Ramon Silva is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the mediums of painting, video, photography, performance, sound and site specific installations. Silva’s use of many media forms allows him to expand and mix in technique as well as broaden his subject matter. A huge component to the work in recent years has included video. Silva uses an painterly approach in the treatment of the video, where he manipulates the footage to resemble a silkscreen or Polaroid film stock. Video also allows the artist to mix mediums where installations include paintings and sound.
Silva acts as both visual artist and emcee, creating a pulsating graphic soundtrack by combining visual beats with popular romanticized images, geometric patterns and bold inflections of color. Silva’s stylized flow draws from the esoteric and fantastic, where the worlds of monetary success and opulence collide with the spiritual and supernatural. Silva operates as a vessel and guide decoding and examining these constructs and how they exist and thrive within popular culture.


2006 “Beauty Shop”, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida (Design District)
2007 “Red Carpet Video”, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida (Design District)
2009 “Sound Studio Project”, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, New York
2010/11 “Brooklyn Based”, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2012 “People Who Work Here”, David Zwirner Gallery New York, New York
2012 “The Channel” 30th Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Arts, Brooklyn, New York
2012 “H.A.A.P Tek”, Praxis International Art gallery New York, New York

Ramon Silva
Becoming Beyoncé
Video installation