Artist alberto silva

alberto silva

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Alberto Silva, known by the pseudonym Sand, is a contemporary Italian artist. Since 1995, Sand's graffiti has left an indelible mark on Milan's urban landscape, transforming mundane walls and railways into vibrant canvases that challenge both social norms and artistic conventions. His early works were a bold opposition to authority and law, a testament to his irreverent spirit that sought to shape his creativity in the most unapologetic way. As the years passed, Sand's artistic expression evolved into a personal rebellion, a vandalistic exploration driven by an obsession with the evolution of letters. In his attempt to forcefully infuse creativity into the public sphere, Sand created an alphabet that adhered to his distinct stylistic rules, embodying an entirely unique form of expression. While continuing to wield the spray can as his weapon of choice, Sand, always hungry for new challenges, has ventured into uncharted territory. Marble, a symbol of the difficulties and harshness of life, has become a canvas for its transformative touch. In Sand's hands, this unforgiving material was transformed into something beautiful, a testament to the transformative power of nature, art and passion. Sand's letters, once born from the urgency of the streets, have undergone a remarkable metamorphosis. Extravagant and sinuous, they bear the scars of decades of modification and enrichment. Inspired by New York's graffiti pioneers, Sand forged his own path, shifting attention from mere design to the complexities of aerodynamics. His letters, which now embody a very personal stylistic evolution, testify to his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. Alberto Silva, aka Sand, remains a sculptor of paradoxes, perfectly blending the chaos of the streets with the refined elegance of marble. Through his art, he invites us to witness the alchemy of transformation, where life's difficulties become a source of wonder when touched by the hands of a true artist.

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Milan state artistic high school. Academy of Fine Arts Milan.

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