“The concepts I have explored for this project are ‘finding new meaning and ways of being’ and ‘transformation’. These ideas are ones I have carried with me strongly for the past few years and are so crucial in these times we are in. The notion that our lives can change drastically with no warning is something we don’t think about much until it happens.
A lot of us have felt taken aback by what is happening in the world and to be mindful that growth and self transformation can come out of unprecedented times is a huge advantage in coping with it all. Generally transformation involves a bit of work and possibly a bit of pain as we break out of our norms to allow space for new things and ways of being. I have portrayed this aspect of the transformative process through contrasting shapes and colours.
This three-part artwork represents stages of growth and breaking through unhealthy thought patterns, I have used colour tones that for me reflect embracing my feminine sensitivity. Allowing myself to feel all the emotions that come through and listening to what they have to say has always been my most effective process for growth.”
Transcend by Giovanna Da Silva
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About Giovanna Da Silva
Giovanna Da Silva is a Melbourne based visual artist working out of her studio on canvas and in the community through mural paintings. She migrated to Melbourne with her family at 6 years old from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and she gains much influence and inspiration from her Brazilian heritage.
Always having a fond interest in the workings of nature, environmental conservation and global community she conveys an artistic style that is simplistic but a reflection of these themes through bold use of line work and natural tones. She has spent time travelling and painting in places including Spain, Brazil, Nepal and India where her love for how public art interacts with different communities was strengthened and through that she found inspiration and more direction in her own practice.
She has been involved in a number of group exhibitions in Melbourne as well as co-curating her own group show in 2019. Her biggest motivation for her craft is to brighten up the community and spread messages of awareness through each painting.
Image credit: Giovanna Da Silva. Photo by Fabrizio Evans