ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Contemporary artist Silas Schletterer was born and raised in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He moved to Rotterdam to study Illustration at the Willem de Kooning academy of art, after which he began working as an illustrator, before deciding to follow his heart and focus on his autonomous body of work.

Inspired by films and fashion photography, he chooses young women and men as subjects. He tells stories of beautiful, yet lonely beings in a quest for perfection and happiness. The composition of his paintings often tends to be cinematographic, with nature claiming a central role. The relationship between human and animal, the search for a long, lost soulmate and the void of desolate surroundings are recurring subjects in his work. However, Silas’ work simultaneously engages with the manner of all things, telling a particular story in a particular way, whilst evoking myriad stories and an unravelling of questions.

The characters he paints are fictional. By combining facial parts of different models and reassembling them via his own unique interpretation, Silas creates portraits of distinct personages that are ethereal, almost alien in nature. His work is characterised by bold colour and his trademark characters, although that artist is dedicated to experimenting with this classic theme.

Silas was a member of Dutch art collective Antistrot from 1997 – 2010. This renowned group of artists showed all over the world including Tokyo, Miami, Dublin, including two solo exhibitions in New York and San Francisco. The artist featured in Blend Magazine and was included in a list of important painting purchases worldwide, making his work a sound aesthetic and financial proposition for 19 Karen clientele.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Miose, Jaski Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2015 Descendenten, Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 The Colorblindfold, Walls gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2012 While we wait for the sun to come, Walls Gallery, NETHERLANDS
2011 New Relics, Blaak 10, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 Solo show at Glassworks, London, UK
2012 Solo show at Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2000 – 2010 Solid Cold, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2000 – 2010 What we do is Secret, Sara Tecchia Gallery, New York, USA
2000 – 2010 A/P/A/R/T at Nadiff, Tokyo, JAPAN
2000 – 2010 Threesome Hell, Winzavod, Moskou, RUSSIA
2000 – 2010 Banners, Sergey Kuryukhin Cultural Foundation, RUSSIA
2000 – 2010 Amateur Kaviar, Kabinetten Van De Vleeshallen, NETHERLANDS
2000 – 2010 Commissioned Murals Antistrot
2000 – 2010 Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2000 – 2010 Nadiff, Tokyo, JAPAN
2000 – 2010 Aqua Art, Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
2000 – 2010 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NYC, USA
2000 – 2010 Care of Milano
2000 – 2010 GEM Museum, Den Haag, NETHERLANDS
2000 – 2010 Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, IRELAND
2009 & 2004 Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Group Exhibitions

2017 Superstar, at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, USA
2017 Back Home, Jaski Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2017 Holland, TENT, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2016 Works on paper at Kallenbach gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2016 Studio Opening, The Penthouse, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2016 Studio Opening Group Show & Mural, The penthouse, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2015 Mural at Fluor, Amsersfoort, NETHERLANDS
2015 Death & Sexuality Group Show, Schau Fenster, Berlin, GERMANY
2015 Death & Sexuality Group Show, FB69, Munster, GERMANY
2015 Return to the Wild, Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
2015 Anus#2, KYAS Art Salon, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2015 Death & Sexuality, Schau Fenster, Berlin, GERMANY
2015 6 x 6 show, Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
2015 Death & Sexuality, FB69, Munster, GERMANY
2014 Group Show, Brisky Gallery, Miami, USA
2014 End of Summer, Kallenbach Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2014 Miscellaneous the Summer Edition, Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2014 Works on Paper, Kallenbach Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2014 Mural, Patronaat, Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
2014 Miscellaneous the Winter Edition, Walls gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2014 De Aanschouw, De Schouw, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 Summer Collection, Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 Mural at Frame, Copenhagen, DENMARK
2013 Mural at Raaf, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 Art at The Warehouse, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2012 Mural at JWT, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2012 Identity Walls Group Show, Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2012 Mind Map Group Show, Venray, NETHERLANDS
2012 Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2012 Identity, Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2012 Prints and The Revolution, De Pijp, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2011 The War on Drugs Group Show, Meneer Malash, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2011 Sturm und Drang Group Show, KUS gallery, Heerlen, NETHERLANDS
2011 Metal Heart Group Show, Art Biennale Twente, Hengelo, NETHERLANDS
2011 Metal Heart Group Show, Autocenter, Berlin, GERMANY
2000-2011 Prints and the revolution at Rokin, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2000-2011 LFTFLD at Chiellerie, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2000-2011 Fashion Radio at Studio 80, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2000-2011 Duo show at Tweede Kamer/VVD fractie, Den Haag, NETHERLANDS
2000-2011 No Name at PUNCT, Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
2000-2011 Fitzroy & Bruut, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2000-2011 Windkracht 13, Den Helder, NETHERLANDS

Art Fairs

2017 Art Miami, represented by Jaski Gallery, Miami, USA
2017 Aqua Art Miami, represented by Kallenbach Gallery, Miami, USA
2016 Urban Art Fair Paris, represented by Kallenbach Gallery, New York, USA
2015 Scope Art Miami, represented by Kallenbach Gallery, Miami, USA
2015 Scope Art New York, represented by Kallenbach Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Scope Art Miami, represented by Kallenbach gallery, Miami, USA
2014 Bloom Art Fair, represented by Kallenbach Gallery, Cologne, GERMANY
2014 Affordable Art Fair, represented by Walls Gallery & Maijke Husstege Gallery, NETHERLANDS
2013 Affordable Art Fair, represented by Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 Art at the Warehouse, represented by Walls Gallery, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
2013 Realisme Art Fair, represented by Walls Gallery & Maijke Husstege Gallery, NETHERLANDS

Publications

2017 Interview, Klassik Magazine
2017 Interview, artist of the month, The Guide Artists
2017 Interview, Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi
2017 Publication in the Art Book ‘Holland’
2017 Interview, It’s liquid.com
2015 The Dancing Wasteland, a book by Silas, selected works from 2013 – 2015
2015 Handsome Girl, Anus Art Magazine #2
2015 Descendenten Solo Show Review, Beautiful bizarre.net
2015 Interview, F.A.L.L. Magazine
2015 Magazine cover art, Art Alert Magazine
2105 Interview, Culture Magazine, Florida
2015 Interview, DJBroadcast.net
2013 The Colorblindfold, a book by Silas, selected works from 2003 – 2013
2013 Interview, Goldfished.nl
2013 Interview, Artworks Online
2012 Review and interview on Beyond the Streets, Parool Newspaper
2011 Review of New Relics Exhibition, NRC Newspaper
2010 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, Art Book by Lurzer’s Publisher
2010 Jaarboek Kunstenaars, Stichting Kunstweek
2009 Review of mural at Shooting Gallery, SF Chronicle’s
2008 Interview, Blend Magazine

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