Persimmon Tree is pleased to introduce noted Brazilian artist Regina Silveira to our readers. We honor her in this issue for the innovative work she
has done over more than thirty years.
Regina Silveira investigates the ways in which reality is represented. She employs various methods of projecting perspectives, reworking and deconstructing
them to produce images such as shadows without a solid base or shadows that contradict their base. She also uses traces and imprints to convey her understanding of presence and absence.
Her transformation of architectural buildings and the space within is both whimsical and profound. As we look at these paradoxical images, we, the viewers, are led to experience reality
not as a fixed entity but as one with countless possibilities.
Adhesive vinyl, painted walls and light filters
A Lição, 2002
Wood, vinyl and paint
Print on adhesive vynil (ceiling), wood and light box
Claraluz, Lumen, 2003
A Thousand and One Days, 2007
Projection, wood and paint
Ex Orbis, 2001
Overglaze over ceramics
Paradoxo do Santo, 1994
Adhesive vinyl and sculpture
Lumen (Quimera), 2005
Mundus Admirabilis, 2009
Rerum Naturae with Mundus Admirabilis, 2010
Glazed porcelain, embroidered linen, adhesive vinyl, wood and steel table
Click below to see a short video about one of Regina Silveira's masterpieces.
Regina Silveira was born in Brazil, where she has lived most of her life. Her work has been exhibited in many countries, including the U.S., Spain, India, Portugal,
Canada, and Cuba. It is included in many prominent private and public collections around the world. She was received grants from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and The
Pollock-Krasner Foundation. You can see more of her work on her website at www.reginasilveira.com.
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