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Catarina Silva

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Published: 18.05.2018

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2 new necklaces from the Speaking Flowers series created in this Spring.
Catarina Silva, photo by Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva, photo by Pedro Sequeira.
Catarina Silva. Necklace: Cassandra, 2018. Zinc, aluminium, thread and acrylic paint.. 55 x 33 x 0.3 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. From series: Speaking Flowers. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Cassandra, 2018
Zinc, aluminium, thread and acrylic paint.
55 x 33 x 0.3 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
From series: Speaking Flowers
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Ceres, 2018. Zinc, Aluminium, Textile, Paint. 75 x 26 x 2 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. From series: Speaking Flowers. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Ceres, 2018
Zinc, Aluminium, Textile, Paint
75 x 26 x 2 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
From series: Speaking Flowers
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Carpinhas de Rabo na boca, 2018. Zinc, oxidized silver, stainless steel, spray paint.. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Carpinhas de Rabo na boca, 2018
Zinc, oxidized silver, stainless steel, spray paint.
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: The grater eel, 2018. Zinc, silver, spray paint.. Photo by: Gonçalo Salema. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Necklace: The grater eel, 2018
Zinc, silver, spray paint.
Photo by: Gonçalo Salema
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Bluefish, 2017. Painted zink, oxidized silver, thread.. 14 x 5 x 2.5 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Bluefish, 2017
Painted zink, oxidized silver, thread.
14 x 5 x 2.5 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Callinectes Sapidus, 2017. Painted zink, stainless steel.. 12.5 x 7 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Callinectes Sapidus, 2017
Painted zink, stainless steel.
12.5 x 7 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Sebastian, 2017. Painted zink, stainless steel.. 12.5 x 7 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Sebastian, 2017
Painted zink, stainless steel.
12.5 x 7 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: China Blue, 2017. Painted zink, stainless steel.. 13.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 cm. Catarina Silva
Brooch: China Blue, 2017
Painted zink, stainless steel.
13.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 cm
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Ciprinídeo Bicolor, 2017. Painted zink, oxidized silver.. Diameter 23 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Ciprinídeo Bicolor, 2017
Painted zink, oxidized silver.
Diameter 23 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Empire State Fish, 2017. Painted zink, silver, thread.. 13 x 3 x 3 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Empire State Fish, 2017
Painted zink, silver, thread.
13 x 3 x 3 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Fisheye, 2017. Painted zink, silver, thread.. 10 x 1 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Fisheye, 2017
Painted zink, silver, thread.
10 x 1 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Kohaku Sanke, 2017. Painted zink, silver. . 20 x 14 x 1 cm . From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Kohaku Sanke, 2017
Painted zink, silver. 
20 x 14 x 1 cm 
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Rosa Coleoidea, 2017. Painted zink, stainless steel.. 15.5 x 6,5 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Rosa Coleoidea, 2017
Painted zink, stainless steel.
15.5 x 6,5 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Super Chunky Funky, 2017. Painted zink, oxidized silver.. 18 x 8 cm, diameter: 15 cm. From series: Something Fishy. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Super Chunky Funky, 2017
Painted zink, oxidized silver.
18 x 8 cm, diameter: 15 cm
From series: Something Fishy
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017. Copper, paint, string . 10 x 6 cm. front and back. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017
Copper, paint, string 
10 x 6 cm
front and back
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017. Copper, paint, string . 10 x 6 cm. front and back. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017
Copper, paint, string 
10 x 6 cm
front and back
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017. Copper, paint, string . 10 x 6 cm. front and back. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017
Copper, paint, string 
10 x 6 cm
front and back
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017. Copper, paint, string . 10 x 6 cm. front and back. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Decorations décoratives, 2017
Copper, paint, string 
10 x 6 cm
front and back
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, silver, stainless steel.. 19 x 9 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, silver, stainless steel.
19 x 9 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, pigment, silver, stainless steel.. 16 x 7 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, pigment, silver, stainless steel.
16 x 7 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, oxidized silver and stainless steel.. 19.5 x 7.5 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, oxidized silver and stainless steel.
19.5 x 7.5 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, brass, silver, stainless steel.. 18 x 8.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, brass, silver, stainless steel.
18 x 8.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Pin: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, silver.. 8 x 4 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Pin: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, silver.
8 x 4 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, plastic, silver, stainless steel.. 16 x 7 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, plastic, silver, stainless steel.
16 x 7 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Untitled, 2017. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, spray paint, silver, string.. 14 x 11 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Untitled, 2017
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, spray paint, silver, string.
14 x 11 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Untitled, 2016. Valchromat, cashew lacquer, spray paint, silver and stainless steel.. 19 x 8 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. From series: Rocks&Clouds. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Untitled, 2016
Valchromat, cashew lacquer, spray paint, silver and stainless steel.
19 x 8 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
From series: Rocks&Clouds
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Speaking flowers, 2015. Camelia wood, paint, silver and stainless steel. 3 x 8.5 x 3 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Part of: Tereza Seabra Collection. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Speaking flowers, 2015
Camelia wood, paint, silver and stainless steel
3 x 8.5 x 3 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
Part of: Tereza Seabra Collection
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Speacking flowers, 2015. Cedar wood, paint and oxidized silver. 47.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Speacking flowers, 2015
Cedar wood, paint and oxidized silver
47.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Speaking flowers, 2015. Boxwood, reconstrusted turquoise, paint, silver and stainless steel. 13.5 x 1.8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Speaking flowers, 2015
Boxwood, reconstrusted turquoise, paint, silver and stainless steel
13.5 x 1.8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Speaking flowers, 2015. Poplar wood, paint, gold 19ct. 18 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Speaking flowers, 2015
Poplar wood, paint, gold 19ct
18 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Speaking flowers, 2015. Rosewood, paint, oxidized silver and stainless steel. 5 x 16 x 3 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Speaking flowers, 2015
Rosewood, paint, oxidized silver and stainless steel
5 x 16 x 3 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Pin: Speaking flowers, 2015. Cedar wood, sucupira wood, paint and oxidized silver. 14 x 8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Pin: Speaking flowers, 2015
Cedar wood, sucupira wood, paint and oxidized silver
14 x 8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Ring: Speaking flowers, 2015. Purple wood, paint and oxidized silver. 4 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Ring: Speaking flowers, 2015
Purple wood, paint and oxidized silver
4 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Pin: Speaking flowers, 2015. Cedar wood, paint and oxidized silver. 6 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Pin: Speaking flowers, 2015
Cedar wood, paint and oxidized silver
6 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Still life with a cassowary, 2014. Silver, pearls, shell and hemp cord. 12 x 42 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Still life with a cassowary, 2014
Silver, pearls, shell and hemp cord
12 x 42 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Still life with a giraffe, 2014. Silver, corals, shell and hemp cord. 11 x 42 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Still life with a giraffe, 2014
Silver, corals, shell and hemp cord
11 x 42 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Still life with a bird, 2014. Silver, pearls, shell and hemp cord. 7 x 42 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Still life with a bird, 2014
Silver, pearls, shell and hemp cord
7 x 42 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Pendant: Still life with a rotten apple, 2014. Silver, pearls, shell and hemp cord. 9 x 42 cm. Photo by: Pedro Sequeira. Catarina Silva
Pendant: Still life with a rotten apple, 2014
Silver, pearls, shell and hemp cord
9 x 42 cm
Photo by: Pedro Sequeira
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Oh la vache!, 2012. Found object, fluorite, paint, gold leaf, emerald, diamond, oxidized silver and stainless steel. 6 x 3 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Part of: Tereza Seabra Collection. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Oh la vache!, 2012
Found object, fluorite, paint, gold leaf, emerald, diamond, oxidized silver and stainless steel
6 x 3 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
Part of: Tereza Seabra Collection
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Catarina Silva. Brooch: Ranjit Singh, 2012. Found objects, gold leaf, gold 19ct, diamonds and zirconium. 4 x 1.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Catarina Silva
Brooch: Ranjit Singh, 2012
Found objects, gold leaf, gold 19ct, diamonds and zirconium
4 x 1.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
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Catarina Silva. Necklace: Golden pony aka David, 2012. Found object, oil painting, zirconiums, turquoise and silver. 6 x 35 cm. Photo by: Catarina Silva. Catarina Silva
Necklace: Golden pony aka David, 2012
Found object, oil painting, zirconiums, turquoise and silver
6 x 35 cm
Photo by: Catarina Silva
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Intro
I was born in Lisbon and studied jewellery at Ar.Co (Centro de arte e comunicação visual) between 2000 and 2005. I have worked at Galeria Reverso and since 2013 in Galeria Tereza Seabra. Currently I am a teacher as well as the head of the Jewellery Department in the school where I graduated.
 

Statement

About Something fishy seies
A group of pieces that arise within the scope of the exhibition Archipelago, in which the underwater imagery becomes a subject of matter. This environment raises a fantasy universe of distance and depth in which the occult and the unusual implement an aura of mystery during the creative process and its result. These pieces built in zinc, cut and painted, celebrate a materialization of the surreal and the fantastic proposing new plastic and formal forms. 


About Rocks&Clouds series
Based on dichotomy as a metaphorical motif, symbol of weight and lightness, allied to the mental and manual process of plastic creation, I started with this idea the current series that I now develop. In this group, instead of the usual more instinctive and lyrical approach, I choose for a more mental and organizational approach in which the creative intuition operates on a structure of methodical and structuralist basis. The objects make use of the ancestral technique of the Japanese lacquer on a heterodox semi synthetic support, the valchromat, through new color combinations, graphic compositions and minimalist solutions.


About Down the Rabbit Hole series.
A group of pieces that develops and establishes a clear relationship with previous work in so far that it explores the same plastic and technical procedures though widening and reinventing its use in search of a recurrent humoristic aspect that is based on the universe of the fantastic and the unheard.
The surrealistic assemblage that results in the intertwine between forms that allude the naturalistic in counterpoint with apparently mechanical and artificial elements seeks to establish an effect that in spite of being inspired in the historical tradition of still life it still aims to reinvent it’s appearance, it’s shape and its content and meaning.

The surrealistic and neo-pop assemblage that results in the intertwine between ornamental forms that allude the naturalistic in counterpoint with apparently mechanical and artificial elements, seeks to establish an effect that in spite of being inspired in the historical tradition still aims to reinvent it’s form and meaning.

The premise of constructing portable, usable Jewellery associated with the expressive and inventive qualities of drawing and collage enabled contrast between volume and lightness thus ensuring an ethereal sensation and abstract perception of this pieces.
 
I intend to demonstrate the significance of Jewellery as a discipline with an enriching artistic practice decisive in the definition and construction of culture in contemporary existence.
 
“not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these".
Extracted from Lucas 12:27

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2017:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2017 - 30 Dec 2017  Archipelago.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2016 - 24 Dec 2016  White Christmas.
Exhibition  21 Jun 2016 - 30 Jul 2016  3cm, Summer Exhibition.
2015:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Christmas Exhibition.
Exhibition  03 Nov 2015 - 21 Nov 2015  Down the Rabbit Hole by Catarina Silva.
2012:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2012 - 17 Nov 2012  God’s unwanted children ou os palhacitos de Deus.
2011:
Exhibition  29 Oct 2011 - 15 Jan 2012  European triennial for contemporary Jewellery.
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