Talking about Silvia is not easy. She is many different things at once. Self-taught, compulsive illustrator, photographer, writer, video artist… Obsessive. She’s probably the only one who can really say what she is.
“If by style we mean aesthetics, I guess I’m a mixture of the beauty I find in what I see every day, and with that I mean, almost exclusively, art by other artists. There was a time when the mechanism became active and I became conscious of all I was missing. Then reality became a habit, a routine. It had always been so, but I hadn’t noticed up to then. I was invaded by a strange void, and then began all the existential crises and rollercoasters of frustration and motivation, etc. In the end I had to assume that the only way to change, of leaving behind the monotony of watching days go by without appreciating them, was through imagination. But that only exists in the mind, and I needed something more physical. And that was were art came in. And I could have summarised this by saying that my style is only a projection of the world I would have liked to inhabit.”
Silvia Grav, the Basque Country, once day not so long ago.