A square thumbnail of Raquel Da Silva's artwork.

Raquel Da Silva

Raquel Da Silva's work explores cultural stories and mythologies, and how these are embedded in wider contemporary social and environmental dynamics. Working predominantly in painting and furniture design, her pieces reflect both two and three-dimensional forms with internalized reference points relating to the way we experience life. Recent projects are focused on opening up viewers to consider their perceptions of the heroic and the monstrous in Ancient Greek mythological characters and stories, and how we use these stories to rationalize and understand difficult moments in our own lives.

Raquel Da Silva holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Painting and Furniture Design from OCAD University, Toronto. Her works have been exhibited in numerous presentations in Toronto, as well as Montreal, QC and internationally in Portugal. She currently lives and works in Toronto, ON.