Ez Silva (1985) is a Rotterdam-based contemporary artist. She is fascinated with the female form and explores the many facets of femininity.
Silva’s artwork is a representation of the feminine; female strength and emotional versatility. She depicts sensual and strong women, viewed from the side in an Art Nouveau / Art Deco inspired style that breathes mystery, strength and romance. Ez Silva is incredibly passionate about the many women portrayed in her art. Their freedom of movement, strength through vulnerability and boundless versatility are a great source of inspiration. Their emotional resilience is seen in their postures and movements. Strong women are shown in voluptuous shape.Ez Silva’s women are mythical, yet extremely earthly and are portrayed in a sensual and emotional manner.
Every drawing has its own unique story. It is this storytelling character through which Ez Silva communicates with her audience.
Her drawings evoke questions about identity, femininity, strength and vulnerability.The mythical portrayal of women allows space for the interpreter of her work to experience and reflect on their own emotional world. Whether it’s joy, sadness, passion, pain, lust, beauty, comfort, recognition, shame, unease, love or disgust; you cannot help but to be moved by her drawings. Her artwork is all about finding out who she is as a woman, who she wants to be and how she wants to express herself as an artist to the world.
Encounter Sivan & Ez
“We talk about what it means to be a woman in our current society and that you can fill your life in different ways.” You can read more of this encounter here.