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Figurative painter of hard-edged works, born in Sandviken, Sweden, who attended Hastings College of Art, 1988–9; gained a degree in fine art at Middlesex University, 1989–92; with his master’s at the Royal College of Art, 1992–4. Group shows included BP New Contemporaries, 1993–5; Face to Face, Victoria Miro Gallery, 1996; and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 1999. Silva showed solo with Anthony Wilkinson Gallery from 1995.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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