"I am a mixed media artist. I realized my interest for the Chinese Horoscope, a method of prediction as old as the Chinese culture itself, which at same time, is linked to the animal world. I continue researching and creating inspired works by this millennial astrological system using a variety of media."
Born in Argentina and living in Miami, Florida, Silvia Yapur is a mixed media artist, passionate about her daily practice.
"I like to intuitively incorporate different materials in each work."
Yapur's career began with painting which she worked in for several years. She soon began working with textile which changed things.
"I seemed to quickly connect with the special environment created by threads, fabrics, scissors, chalk, measuring tapes and sewing machines that I had been exposed to throughout my childhood sitting on my grandparents' work bench - both were tailors. I was surrounded by artistic craft my entire life as a carpenter's daughter and a live model for a seamstress aunt. It is quite easy for me to fuse textile artisanship with new technologies. I also like paper, ink, magazines; in fact, this was how I came to understand printmaking especially that constant play of negative and positive space.
I assume that my aesthetic language is primarily centered on the creation of collages, using diverse techniques throughout my artistic training and experiences. That’s why, lately, focus on Mixed Media Art, I see as my natural creativity pushes me to experiment with different techniques, which allows me to materialize creations with collage, engraved printmaking, etching and/or textile."
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