Digital Vision 2017 welcomes Guilherme Silva from Georgetown College to the Jailer’s House Gallery showcasing his artistic creations using a computer as his canvas and software as his media.
As an artist, G. A. Silva embraces modern digital technologies and computer manipulations, whenever working with oil painting, digital designs, as well as travel, landscape and abstract photography. A native of Brazil and professor of International Relations, his artwork integrates the visual equivalence of the scientific principle of ‘elegant theory’ with metaphorical dichotomies. If an elegant theory implies few axioms to explain relevant phenomena, visual elegance emerges from the organic integration of few compositional elements endowed with meaning, together evoking emotional and logical understandings. The result is visual productions in which simplicity in lines and curves, shapes and light, color and shades, reflect aesthetically pleasing and emotionally compelling visual displays that tap into our cognitive responses to dichotomies and abstract metaphors.
Says the author: “I see my art as a medium to explore simple beauty in my physical and social worlds in search for endless exchanges between reality and imagination, between the concrete and the abstract, the objective and the subjective, the aesthetic and the emotive; the duality of meanings”.
The Jailer’s House Gallery is open the first weekend of each month, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.. When volunteers are available, the gallery opens Saturdays, usually 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by arrangement other days and hours, just call 502-570-8366.
DIGITAL VISION 2017 Emerging Artist Competition Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. welcomes you to come see Gui’s art and vote for your favorite Emerging Artist 2017 from Elkhorn Crossing School Media Arts.
An Evening with the Artist: Guilherma Silva Friday, May 12, 2017 beginning 7:00 p.m. G. A. Silva will share his passion for artistic expression and some of the techniques he uses to create his colorful digital drawings and fine art photography. Says the artist: “Art is for all of us. It’s about expression. It’s about exploring the intersection between skills and creativity. It’s about giving a visual voice to our individual and collective views of the world. Most of all, it gives us a medium for endless cooperation and sharing.”