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Silvia Trappa

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All my works are inspired by daily life. My research is an investigation of the concept of time and is articulated through sculpture and drawing. In a fast world, my characters-children, old people, madmen and animals, retain the ability to wait and live out of time. I would like my art to create a common language, which is understandable to everyone, from everywhere. I create my works to be something that appears whimsical and light at first glance, yet hides a more critical and significant meaning upon closer inspection.I am interested to expand my knowledge, to find new inspirations and to discover and learn about the histories of culture, both ancient and current. Drawing on history and tradition, I re-create elements of culture in a contemporary way, by which my sculptures become a source of reflection and a mirror of the society in which we live. I try to extract the essence of topical subjects, removing all that is superfluous, in an attempt to convey them in the most simple and direct way.In the last few years, I have focused my research on materials, looking for more sustainable elements. As a result, I began to work with paper, which has become one of the main mediums of my sculptures. For several years, I have been interested in social art and I have recently gained invaluable experience volunteering. This approach has made me stronger and I now plan workshops about creativity and recycling for children and people with all different types of disabilities.

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Silvia Trappa (1986) is an italian artist that works and lives between Brescia e Milano.After the degree in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara she was selected for an exchange program in Japan and she has continued her studies at the Tokyo Zokei University. She works with sculpture and drawing using the theme of childhood as a metaphor of life or finding inspiration in the history of different culture to talks about topical facts. The lightness of her works often hides a critical view and a deep meaning.She has been artist in residence in Italy and in Japan and her works has been exhibited in Italy, Portugal and Japan.Since some years she plans workshop about creativity and recycling for children and people with different kind of disabilities.

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