Silvia Rastelli graduated from Brera Academy in Milan, Italy. Both painter and performer with a penchant for dance, she has shown her work in numerous art shows and performed throughout Italy and Europe, incorporating different means to express her art. Her most important exhibitions include one at the DOCKS during the 13th International Biennale of Architectural Art in Venice, another at Raccolte Frugone of the Museums of Nervi and Genoa and still another for “Between Art and Design” at the Sala Murat in Bari. She has also exhibited her work and performed at the Biennale Italy-China in Turin. Silvia Rastelli’s artistic career has been influenced by various maestri, including Stefano Fugazza, Daniele Usellini, Silvia Fabbri, Fortunato D’Amico, Maria Flora Giubilei, , Francesco Poli and Loris Zanrei. Her drawings and paintings use a static grid and bi-dimensional approach to express reality, while her choreography is a language articulated through the body of the dancer, giving life to dynamic objectivity in deep space.
“What does Art reproduce if not the part of a whole, of an entirety that is fathomless? What does the Artist give back to us if not the refraction of an eternal flash that is unreachable? That’s the way it is and Silvia Rastelli knows it. She understands how that photon of eternity is contained in the face of every individual. The face looks down upon the body, abstract, non-existent, hardly imaginable. The eyes dominate. They speak. Truth is kept in those eyes: the suffering, a hypothesis of hope. Forehead, eyes, nose, lips, lobes all make up the genetic map of an entire existence, a life impermanent, with its unknown expiration date, that, when reproduced on canvas, travels at the same speed as the photon, towards human immortality that only Art can convey.” Bartolomeo Smaldone