Silvina Mizrahi

Painting and sculpting is my key to the secret garden, my way down the rabbit hole, my magnifying glasses.

My work can be divided into five different series:

Daily Magic Objects   

Daily tools like spoons, can openers, forks, keys, give up their utility character to become part of an artistic purpose. Using epoxi to fuse the different pieces, the magical figures are born, hiding the inner lifeless character of each separated object. Examples of this period are Curious, Virtual State, Knotbird.

Ethereal Figures

Created in wax and organic materials (orange peels, twigs, buds, etc.) and finished by casting in bronze, these fine elongated figures dance as a way of praying, searching for the sublime.

The Myths

Primitive mythological figures from the north of Argentina are mixed with different objects, like pebbles, crashed eggs, candles, creating a collage where our unconscious and our reality, our past and our present, are fused in a timeless moment. Examples of this period are Ancestral Dreams, Ancestors Dance, the Roads of Time.

Recycles and Organic Sculptures

Objects to be disposed are rescued and transformed into conceptual pieces. An empty bottle and broken toys are suddenly metamorphosed into a riding soul. Can we use measurement systems to understand the un-measurable? This is my challenge.

Child World

Recently I discovered some childhood drawings: simple, crayoned patchworks, imaginary figures, that resonate deeply in my paintings. Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, I am now adding to my work richly varied colors I never used before, my daughter drawings and some discharge toys, exploring as well many different techniques such as pouring the paint, glace and draw over the same surface.

“Silvina also studied dance with, among others, the Martha Graham School and is an accomplished dancer and choreographer. This interest is clearly evident in her lovely figurative sculptures, executed in bronze employing the lost wax method. Her attenuated figures literally dance and float on their pedestals.”

                       The Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts 2003