Pathway through Park

Mike Silva (1970 - )

Oil on canvas

September 2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: China
    City: Beijing
    Place: British Embassy

    "Pathway through Park" is a view of Victoria Park in Hackney, east London. Mike Silva's intense use of colour forms the impression of sunlight falling through the trees, creating an image of an idyllic English summer afternoon. Silva bases his paintings on photographic images. While at first glance they appear to be realist representations of snapshots, on closer inspection they dissolve into abstract constructions of colour and light. Mike Silva was born in Sweden and studied at Middlesex University and the Royal College of Art in London.

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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Pathway through Park
    Date
    September 2000
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 152.50 cm, width: 194.50 cm, depth: 4.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, October 2000
    Inscription
    verso on stretcher bar: "PATHWAY THROUGH PARK" - SEPT. 2000, Mike Silva
    Provenance
    Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
    GAC number
    17507