Sancho Silva

1973 · Portugal

Artist biography

Sancho Silva is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Portugal, like other renowned artists such as Faianças Brancas, Manoel Barbosa, Pedro Figueiredo, Filipe Rebelo, and JOANA DA CONCEIÇÃO . Sancho Silva was born in 1973.


Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Sancho Silva's work. These are Pinksummer in Genova, Italy and Galeria Miguel Nabinho in Lisbon, Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for Sancho Silva

Born in 1973, Sancho Silva was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Sancho Silva

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