Behind every work of art, behind every artist, there is a desire for connection. Connection with their feelings, with the world, with the viewer, reduce the barrier that drives us away through their work. This way, we can approach the discourse the artist wants to transmit to us. However, we connect it with our own experiences, desires and fears, creating a union between the artist, their work and our own life.  This desire for connection, is within each of us, a human desire, that transcends periods of time, but that in the chaotic, hypermodern, and fast world in which we live is yearned even more. Today's world is incredibly lonely; among millions of people, loneliness grows more and more every day. A loneliness that is not always negative, but that is loneliness, at the end of the day.

In my opinion, Silvina's work reflects this feeling exceptionally. It shows us empty spaces, full of light, and with light colors. They convey a feeling of solitude, in some cases a little sadder than others.  A container in the middle of the square, invading the space in the center of the composition. Bright colors in a synthetic object that contrast with the natural space in which it is located, creating a sense of loneliness and not belonging. A striking loneliness, but imposed by the human being, that human being who decided to place this container in space. However, there is also a feeling of peace behind this composition. This beach seems to be a symbol of tranquility, but we can not appreciate it in its entirety, since it has been invaded by the artificial.

Silvina's work conveys a sense of loneliness within the modern world. They inspire a certain nostalgia and desire for company. They show a reflection of the spaces in which we move, and the loneliness within them. Like for example the work of “Steam Café”, which reminds me of the work of “Nighthawks" from Hopper. In the space of a cafeteria, with no one in sight, you breathe the air of peace and solitude. However, unlike Hopper's work, the sadness of people is not observed, but is from the space itself. In a place where there should be life and conversation, there is only silence.  Silvina removes people from these spaces, asking us about the role they play within these places, as if the spaces spoke for themselves and wanted to invite the viewer to break with this silence, invade them and fill them with life. This feeling is visible in other images of the artist, where the space takes up the importance to show this loneliness, putting in a more important level the place where that happens, or should happen, within it.  Another great example is “Drive", where you can feel the silence and loneliness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the neon light, tranquility prevails.

Silvina's work reminds me of modern art, but devoid of optimism and faith in industrialization. Silvina shows the consequences and what the world has truly become. A space that yearns for humanity and the interaction between people.  An open hand that waits for contact with someone else, but when it receives it, it is accompanied by pressure. Which invites us to reflect on our role as humanity in this chaotic and lonely world that society yearns for.

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