Born in Funchal (1949), Silvestre Pestana distinguished himself in the ´7OS on the art scene in Oporto, developing work that used collage and calligraphy. Recently, the artist has shown a recurring interest in performance and light, integrating it with objects to emphasis, in the context of exhibition spaces, the presence of startling sculptural shapes. The artist has exhibited his work, throughout his career, in places such as Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes in nLisbon, Cooperativa Árvore, Galeria Quadrum, Gal Read Moreeria Alvarez and Museum of Electricidade in Oporto and he was contemplated this year with a big retrospective from his work in the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum in Oporto. The project Public Gallery for Digital Arts project dates from 2005 and participates again in this 8th Printmaking Biennial of Douro with digital works to be presented in three public panels, for the visualization of the artists’ works who submitted their files by web. In this event were invited the avatars artists Oume El Banine Slaoui (Tunisia), Ayelet Amit Yehudai (Israel) e Osfaratus Haven (Fança). The works of these participant artists integrate in the dynamics previously promoted consisting of materializing the uniqueness that the new communication technologies allow, in particular the contact at a distance and the active participation in the construction of virtual worlds recognizable in online games.
Skills: digital print
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