Art & Wall Decor and Street Murals by Chris Silva
Chris Silva

Chris Silva

Chicago, IL

“I SEE ART as a way of thinking and acting in the world rather than merely a stylistic or material practice. I am concerned with how people relate to the self, to each other and to their environment and aim to give artistic presence to my humanity and concern, or simply to present a joyous and generous alternative to the divisive and hateful forces at work in our world. I believe audio/visual beauty sets a tone which helps to facilitate more harmonious social interactions in it's presence. I seek to make work which is engaging to children, speaks to the inner children of adults, and has a healthy dose of unpretentious complexity. I appreciate eye candy, but work to include a serving of soul food in my offerings. I’m interested in visual work which is felt intuitively, in much the same way music is experienced. I seek beauty, resonance, and harmony through interesting combinations of, color, texture, lighting, sound,and partnership with collaborators. My frequent practice of collaboration seeks to pursue a less self-centric approach to art making – one which embraces the challenge of sacrificing individual control, or credit, for the greater good of the projects, and in the service of a larger community. I am more interested in seeing what we can do than merely showing what I can do.

While philosophically framed by these intentions, I encourage my work to reveal its own logic, speak its own language, and remain open, since that is how I find the most resonant beauty and poetry emerges.”
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