Artist: Christian Silvain
Size: 94 x 84 cm
Extra information: Signed and unique work by Christian Silvain. Published in book Grenz Echo “Christian Silvain” p.122
Inspired by drawings of autistic children and mentally disabled adults, which he visited regularly and which reminded him of his own childhood, Silvain began his “poetic period” in the late 1980s. Realistic drawing and painting gave way to a childlike way of depicting his own world. In a very unusual way, Silvain paints his life story with short texts interwoven into it that tell his feelings and reflections. A painted biography.
This not only marked the start of a series of worldwide exhibitions, but also served as “inspiration” for Ye Yongqing, who began copying Silvain’s works in 1994. The crane, cages and hundreds of other characteristic elements from this period were adopted into the plagiarists’ work.
Information plagiarism case China Christian Silvain: read here
“Flying Dreams” retrospective exposition at Galerie Jos Depypere from 14.10 > 05.11.2023 (more info here)
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