Over Ez Silva
Ez Silva - kunstenaar en illustrator uit Rotterdam
Ez Silva is a self-taught illustrator from the western region of the city of Rotterdam. Her illustrations depict women with an inward-looking gaze. She explains that they illustrate both the introvert as well as the extravert qualities of the female experience; their power but also their introspection.
They are shown in profile with their eyes closed and their bodies are often contorted into the most beautiful poses. Of this, she says: “The poses are meant to catch the spectator attention, whilst the closed eyes maintain a certain distance to the audience. These females are powerful and vulnerable at the same time and I wish them to be a mirror in which women see themselves reflected.” In short, Ez Silva wants to show all the contrasting facets of what it entails to be a woman.
Her works are hand-drawn, coloured and, lastly, digitally enhanced. She likes to use layers of texture and occasionally uses patterns. Most importantly, she works from the inside out. She is driven by her emotions to create images of femininity and seldom searches for inspiration outside of herself. Like her figures, she is an introvert in certain ways, who, at the same time, likes the company of others.
If you wish to contact her, feel free to do so. Whether it be for a collaboration, a commission or the exchange of creative ideas, do not hesitate!