Artist, architect and furniture designer Carlos Silva was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. After studying fine arts at Los Andes university, Carlos went on to study architecture at Javeriana University. His architectural mind is expressed in his beautifully composed paintings with their fluid yet structural strokes. His ink on paper compositions are heavily influenced by ancient calligraphy, while the movements used to create each individual brushstroke are left down to the chance of the subconscious. Having been based in Berlin since 2000 the artist is one of the first members of the creative circle that reside in Milchhof Studios in Prenzlauer Berg.
Prenzlauer Berg - From the 1960s onward, Prenzlauer Berg has been associated with proponents of East Germany's diverse counterculture including Christian activists bohemians, state-independent artists, and the gay community. It was an important site for the peaceful revolution that brought down the Berlin Wall in 1989. In the 1990s the borough was also home to a vibrant squatting scene.