Chris Silva

Drawing, Painting, Found-Object Assemblage, 3D Installations

Rooted in graffiti art, skateboarding, and hip-hop culture, my work ranges from 2D drawing and painting, to found-object assemblage, to three-dimensional installations with audio collaged soundtracks. My sound pieces are composed in the same sampling, cutting, and layering fashion with which I create visual work. My frequent collaboration with others, appropriation/reuse of material, is done as a celebration of the interconnected nature of being and as resistance to our self-obsessed, disposable culture. My process seeks the balance between improvisation, intuition, and analysis, with the aim of creating a resonant experience for the audience.