Today we’d like to introduce you to Silvina Mizrahi.
Silvina, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born and raised in the small town of Tucuman, Argentina. As a child, I made sculptures out of boxes and what I like to call “junk” found around the house. I received my degree in Fine Arts at the University of Tucuman. After earning that degree, I moved to Buenos Aires and I trained in sculpture under the supervision of different artists. As a sculptor, I work mostly in bronze, casting from pieces I work directly in wax. My work is figurative, and I feel I reflect my passion about dance in my pieces. In the words of one of the gallerists I exhibited with “Her attenuated figures literally dance and float on their pedestals”.
Although sculpture remained my main interest, I began painting on canvas after moving to the United States and living in New England. “The snow was so white that I felt the need of creating color,”
Invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity and awe of how creation occurs, I added various colors, my daughter’s drawings and small toys to her work.
My love for mixed-media collage shows in my piece called “Poem.” I used a real flower to start the process (of creating the artwork) followed by bright light, freedom and the outdoors.” “Internal Topographies” is reminiscent of the homes where I lived in Argentina. “The home that I was born in and my grandmother’s home are warm and welcoming places that I remember in moments of uncertainty and despair,” “Blowing Wind” was inspired by my childhood memories of flying kites and enjoying the music of the wind. I started with one canvas of a woman flying a kite and realized I needed more open space, so I expanded the piece to a triptych.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I always tried to pursue my artistic passions, but being an artist is not always a smooth road. When I came to Boston I didn’t have any kind of connections with the art scenes (art galleries, schools of Arts or Museums). I am a very shy person, but I needed to push myself to overcome the cultural and language barriers in order to try to find opportunities. I still remembered the butterflies in my stomach when I decided to walk Newbury St. to introduce my work to the gallerists, or when I went to the Museum of Fine Arts for the first time to sign as a volunteer.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Silvina Mizrahi Visual Artist – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I specialized in sculptures and mixed media collages. My sculptures made in bronze are figurative casted with the lost wax technique, an ancient technique used for more than 5 thousand years by different civilizations.
Each sculpture is unique, I don’t like to make copies. I love to offer to the people who are interested in my work the possibility to take home a “one of a kind piece”
For my Mixed Media Collages everything that comes in the mail, buttons and different types of laces from my father store in Argentina or little toys from my daughter’s childhood play key roles as both inspiration and tools to imprint my ideas on the canvases.
In my work as an artist I always try to be sincere with myself, to express in my own way my feelings and ideas, choosing the materials that “synchronize” with this purpose.
Creating is a spiritual act for me. Therefore, I feel blessed to be able to follow this path. Every time I paint or sculpt, I feel I am in search of the essential and magical in each creation.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Although I hope to continue working in sculptures and paintings in the same way that I have been doing, I would like, in addition, to immerse myself in art projects that engage and/or benefit the community, for instance with large scale sculptures for public spaces, or educational programs through art.
- Here comes the Sun $ 2300
- Happines $3600
- Soul Serching $ 2450
- Migration $ 1850
- Poem $ 1650
- Internal Topographies $ 1780
- Blowing wind Sold
- Soul’s Breeze $ 1850
- Summer afternoon $1850
- Address: 150 Lagrange st
West Roxbury MA, 02132
- Website: https://www.silvinamizrahi.com
- Phone: 617-469-8781
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