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Silvana LaCreta Ravena - Premium Artist

Artist Silvana LaCreta Ravena produces wearable art, silk painting, batik, acrylic, oil, wax and mixed media.


  • Red sight by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, acrylic painting<br>72 x 47 inches

    Red sight
    acrylic painting
    72 x 47 inches

  • Brazil wiht S by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, oil painting<br>46 x 36 inches

    Brazil wiht S
    oil painting
    46 x 36 inches

  • The Boxed Memories Series - Box #05 by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, encaustic on plywood<br>19 x 19 inches

    The Boxed Memories Series - Box #05
    encaustic on plywood
    19 x 19 inches

  • Bebedouro by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, watercolor<br>40 x 30 inches

    Bebedouro
    watercolor
    40 x 30 inches


'Iíve been reflecting on the practice of painting and witnessing its diversity of approaches and creative ways of connecting meaning and image. Memory, for me, is this territory of connections between meanings and images.

Working with many layers of material and the successive coats of wax allows me to create a sense of ambiguity in my images, showing or disguising the elements in their blend with the wax, which I relate either to memory or to my search for intellectual openness. This methodology of abstracting the general conventions of representational image, the overlapping of layers and the accumulation of media help me to suggest a sense of defamiliarization related to the images Iím creating.. I intend to provoke a feeling of ambiguity in the viewer as a reminder of the arbitrary relationship between the object and its meaning. Thus, my work deals with the idea of abstracting the usual conventions of image in order to reflect on the fissure between the object and its intelligibility. I am concerned with the ways in which we formulate the meaning and the values that structure our visual perception, and therefore the paths we follow in interpreting visuality. I usually work with series of paintings, dealing with an interplay among history, psychology and art. Investigating various aspects of the concept of memory, I seek to stimulate the interaction between past and present, culture and individuality as possibilities of reflection and transformation. Image, for me, is a product of looking at and actively seeing an object which is a psychological experience of pleasure, culturally conditioned and socially legitimized.'


  • Italian Walls by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, Batik silk scarf<br>40 x 40

    Italian Walls
    Batik silk scarf
    40 x 40

  • Sao Paulo in the afternoon by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, acrylic and wax painting<br>57 x 46 inches

    Sao Paulo in the afternoon
    acrylic and wax painting
    57 x 46 inches

  • The Boxed Memories Series - Box #07 by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, encaustic on plywood<br>19 x 19 inches

    The Boxed Memories Series - Box #07
    encaustic on plywood
    19 x 19 inches

  • The ball by Silvana LaCreta Ravena, oil painting<br>60 x 40 inches

    The ball
    oil painting
    60 x 40 inches




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