Silver

A Well-functioning Member of the Society

The life of the mysterious artist named Silver has been always accompanied by a fundamental need to create. His persistent urge to create and work on anything has manifested itself since childhood. That is why we can start the art biography of this protagonist of the new digital wave with the times when he was young. Due to this new wave, represented in Czech art by a dynamic growth, and Silver’s strong masculine core, he shortly began to realize the reason why the 1970s meant a great boom for Silver.

Mgr. Markéta Baňková, DRCs. Krk

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