Rafael Silveira


Garatuja

2015
oil on canvas Hand- carved wood
89 × 42 cm

Rafael Silveira was born in the city of Curitiba, where he lives and works. He started out in graphic design and illustration before turning to dedicate himself fully to the visual arts, from 2006 onward. He has developed an imaginary in which elements from various sources, including the worlds of botany, tattoos and lowbrow art, come together in a pop aesthetic. Oil paintings, carved frames and three-dimensional objects form part of his unique, elaborate body of work as do, on occasion, both music and performance.