Silvia Sarsano

Silvia Sarsano

I was born in 1981.

In 2005 I graduated magna cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome with a Thesis about Videoclip as a form of contemporary art.

In 2006 I started studying as Contemporary Art Curator at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome.I graduated in 2010 with a Thesis on Janet Cardiff.

In 2007 I moved to Berlin, where I am still living and working.

I took part in several collective and solo exhibitions, projects and art competitions in Italy, Germany and UK.

In the meanwhile I have been living in big cities (Rome and Berlin) as well as beautiful little islands in Greece and Spain.

I am interested in people, travel and nature and to enrich myself through all of these.


Common sense depicts the concept of "generation" as the fact of being born in a determinated period, and of living a common cultural and social climate, that leaves a trace in our way of feeling, how we think and act.

I believe that history has not just been made by kings or wars, but by common people. People who are almost all lost by the memory of time. I do not want my generation to get lost.

My work is dedicated to the exploration of feminine bodies and the feelings of my generation. An examination of the feminine itself, its power and strength. The people I paint are soulfully very close to me. They have a story, feelings, projects and fears inside them. I try to bring all these nuances to the surface, binding them to my own feelings, to allow the canvas to be charged with emotion, trying at the same time to stay as realistic as possible. These are the persons who make up, through their works, my generation. They may be famous, or successful, now or in the future, or they may not. But during their time in this generation, they are trying to create a new reality in our world. And for that, they deserve to be remembered. The only way I know how to do this adequately is through painting.

I aim to portray my generation and its beauty: the beauty of its happiness, the beauty of its pain.