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fabie de Silva
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Artist Statement
Inspiration (exhale) is about the passion. From the root word: INSPIRED, it isreally:
•IN-SPIRED(Spirit)Thatmeantthatasanartist,mypassionisrootedonbeingin-line,in-sync,
 
in-congruencewithmyspirit.Thehighestrealizationthatweallcanattainis
 
theawarenessandcultivationofourspirit. Asmuchasitisthehyperboleofourownexistence,itisalsoasmuchthe
 
banality.Meaning,anythingandeverythingunderthesun,sotospeak–is
 
inspiringbecauseitisasmuchpartofus.Thusatanygivenmoment,conditions,circumstancesandparametersinourlife...whetheremotional,intellectual,visual,aural,andothersensorystimulations
are inspirations to me.
Thepaintingsproducedoutoftheseareguresintheirunguardedmoments
 
suchaswriting,standing,sippingcoffee,sitting....etc.Nothing“glamorous”
 
butthelittlethingsmostoftenoverlooked.Tome,theseareinspiringbecauseitpresentmomentsinourlivesthatdon’tneedpreparationorapsychinguptosee,feel,touchandunderstandthem.Thesearethebehindthescenesmomentsandenvironmentthatmanywon’ttalkabout.Ifeelthesescenesandshowthembymyexpressiveuseofbrushmarks,colorsandsensesofmovementonmycanvases.Thesearetheexplorationandex-pressionpartthattranscendtheconcept,emotionorfeelings.
 
Theprocessofworkitselfandtheformalityofpaintingisinitselfaninspirationtome.Theconcepts,emotionsorfeelingsarethelaunchingpadwhilethenitty-grittydripsandstrokesofpaintingtakesover,thustheCONCEPTUALandtheFORMALmarriagebeingwitnessedasaparticipantbeforeandduringthe
 
creation,isutopia.Thewholeexperiencethenbecomesthepleasureandbaneofpainting.Theyinsandyangsoflifeasamacrocosminmywork.WitheveryworkInish,isthehopeandrealizationofthesimplicityoflifeIhave.Iexistasaparticipantinthisspeckofdustcalledlifeasaminisculeartistshow-ingthoseeetingmomentsfromthewheelsoflife.
 
Bio
Bornthe6thofJune1968inManila,Philippines,EulalioFabieSilva,IIIwasnamedafterhisinternationallyacclaimedPhilippineartistfather.Growingupwithiinartisticenvironment,helpedhimsethimselfinthefootstepsofhisfatherintheendeavorofthevisualarts.
 
Eulalio,therstof4siblingsoftheelderartist,emigratedtotheUnitedStatesin1980andlatercontinuedhisquesttobecomeanartistwhilebeingeducatedattheSchooloftheArtInstituteofChicagoin1989.
 
DeSilvahascontinuedexhibitinginvariousgroupshowsaroundChicagowhileservingasacurator/exhibitorattheNorthLakesideCulturalCenterofChicagoduringtheearly90s.Hehasexhibitedtomakehisownindeliblemarkincre-atinghisowngenresandcompositionsbasedonvisualobservationsofland-scapesandguresamidsttheiremotionalorexistentiallife.HetapsonthefamedGauguin’severquestioningstance:D’oùVenonsNous/QueSommesNous/OùAllonsNous
(Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where AreWe Going?)
...thequestionofourownidentity,ourimmediatesurroundingsand
other beings.
DeSilva’smaininuencesarefromtheplein-airartistsandabstractexpression-istsofthe50sand60sthatfavortheformalqualitiesofapaintingprocessesofbuildingthenrebuilding,creatingthendefacingwhilegivingimportanceonexpressingtheinternalturmoilandtriumphsthroughbrushstrokesandcolor.
 
Signinghiswork“EulalioFabiedeSilva”sethimselfseparateyetdescendedfromhisfatherwhilehavingthesamenameandendeavorontheartswhileacknowledgeshismother’smaidenname“Fabie”–atraditioninheritedfromtheSpanishculturethatoccupiedhishomeland,thePhilippinesfor350years.“DeSilva”isfromtheoriginalsurnamebeforeitwas“shortened”.Thusthesym-bolicgesturecorrespondtothe“new”namesignifyanewoutlookinlifeasa
person and as an artist.
DeSilvaismarriedtoRoseanneRasmussenofNiagaraFalls,NYisanaspiringpoetofherownwhorecentlypublishedherpoem“TheHomelessMan”withotherpoetsintheanthologyentitled:“ETERNALHEARTLAND”.MichaelPatrickSilva,theirloneoffspringisapotentialartist/chef/inventorat13yearsoldwhowontheBestofShow,1stPrize(Kindergarten-HighSchool),BestinPaintingandCritics’ChoiceawardinBloomingdaleArtMuseumattheageof4.Heisnowa7thgraderatAspira-HauganMiddleSchool.DeSilvaisslatedforhismajorsoloartexhibitionatBenedictineUniversityatLisle,ILinSeptemberof2011.

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