Inner Worlds Outer Space


Publisher: SMO Contemporary Art.

The exhibition theme, Inner Worlds, Outer Space touches on the different experiences Raoul Olawale da Silva has had in his fatherland Nigeria, his motherland Switzerland, combined with a Brazilian ancestry. He is an artist who has used these multi-ethnic experiences to create vivid images that touch on inner reflection and outer color.

Besides paintings and drawings, the exhibition will feature an unusual installation of discarded skateboards. Raoul is a passionate street skater and surfer, and has honed his surfing technique to expert level. His passion for the outdoors and deep understanding of the forces of nature, such as the patterns of ocean currents, have deeply influenced how he interprets his “outer space”.