Tim Silver is a multidisciplinary artist who explores concepts of time. Working across sculpture, photography and installation, Silver’s practice negotiates the interspace between life and death, the past and present, what’s real and unreal. By life casting figures and limbs of his friends and loved ones, the artist presents intimate yet haunting corporeal portraits of connection. Harnessing the potential of temperamental materials, like water colour pigment, ash, sawdust and copper dust, Silver facilitates the patinas of his sculptures to change and evolve, allowing moments of touch to transform while simultaneously remaining frozen in time. Through documenting his sculptures in series of photographs and videos, viewers are encouraged to further reflect on their own mortality.
Silver’s work is held in significant private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Mint Museum, North Carolina; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales; Murray Art Museum, Albury; The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane; Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney; Ten Cubed Private Art Collection, Melbourne. The artist has exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally.download pdf