"The Blot 13026"
photographic ink on photographic paper 2013
Biography: Silvio Balestra was born in 1969 in Trieste (Italy), where he currently lives and works. He uses photography and computer graphics as means of expression. In recent years he began researching abstract and conceptual photography, mythologizing the concept of light in a monochrome world wherein all 'truly visible' forms disappear. His digital artwork is created not with the usual computer graphics software but with Microsoft Excel, a software intended for spreadsheet calculations. He has taken part in many exhibitions, collective and solo, and in art trade fairs in Italy and abroad.