Jennifer Gori June 11, 2014 BLACK & WHITE, DIGITAL, PHOTOGRAPHY

THE CLOUD ATLAS OF SILVIA GRAV

No artist would expect to get so much attention at the age of 20, however Silvia Grav should get used to it. Indeed, this self-taught Spanish photographer, video maker and aspiring director has already produced a very promising body of work. Silvia’s digital collages combine multiple exposures and elemental effects, edited with Photoshop, to create surrealist photographs, in black and white or soft tones.

Her work is a fascinating mix of conceptual portraiture and ominous horror movie scenarios. It is impossible to decide if flesh is evaporating or clouds taking the shape of human bodies. Between dream and angst, bliss and pain, the young models are each telling short stories about angels, star-crossed lovers and exorcism … Around those ghostly heroes, the setting hesitates between haunted houses and galaxies, increasing the impression of unreal and trance. Inside this map of clouds and dreams, the beholder is making his way, into the fantastical world of Silvia’s creation.

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION) Escape . Group Exhibition . Frappant (Hamburg) . Jun 2017 Raus 2.0 . Group Exhibition . Galerie23 (Hamburg) . May/Jun 2017 In meiner Erinnerung war mehr Streichorchester . Single Exhibition . Galerie 23 . Jan 2017 Okkult . Group Exhibition . Frappant (Hamburg) . Sep 2015 RAUS! . Group Exhibition . Galerie23 (Hamburg) . Aug 2015

Space Series Was born in 1991. In 2008 graduated from the painting department of the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum of the Russian Academy of Arts. Currently graduated Surikov Moscow State Academic Art University. Member of Moscow Union of Artists.

Beauté Aviaire A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the connection between the aesthetic beauty that visually lies in the delicate luxurious opulence of avian plumage and the sexual femininity of the female form. These composite images, where feather meets beauty and fashion, are constructed using the art of photographic capture, photographing models and birdlife in separate instances and in separate locations.