About the Artist
Silvia Martinez Jimenez was born in 1975 in Gandia, a province in Valencia, Spain. When she was young, she was attracted to the works of classic Valencian painters and the Valencia style of plein air painting first brought to notoriety by Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla. Most of her formal education has been through apprenticeships within her city as even today Valencia is considered a major hub for arts and culture. She has worked for years as a professional art restorer but considers herself a self-taught artist.
Silvia's populous paintings are inspired by American Pop paintings and the idea of drawings inspiration from the world around you. In each of her paintings she paints crowds moving and disintegrating, paired with words or symbols that communicate with the viewer. She aims to connect with humanity and hopes the viewer will create their own stories within each of her works.