John Silverio's recent paintings and drawings are a departure from his earlier work. The new paintings and drawings are compositions of shapes derived from roof and pyramid forms which provide a vehicle to explore form, shadow and color in a direct way. The work looks at form progressions employing the Fibonacci Series and the Golden Mean. The surface texture of the watercolors are often deeply granulated enriching the luminosity of the color.
John studied architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, participating in the European Honors Program in Rome. He studied with Louis Kahn, as well, at the University of Pennsylvania. He has painted and drawn throughout his life. Before joining the Caldbeck Gallery his work has been shown at the University of Maine, the College of the Atlantic, Openspace Gallery, Pine Tree Shop Gallery and Aarhus Gallery. He will also be having a show at Unity College in the Fall of 2012.
He is the author of three books on architecture. For more information go to www.silveriowritings.com or www.silverarchitectureanddesign.com