Born in Bilwi, on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, Augusto Silva is known for his colorful murals depicting various parts of Nicaragua. He holds a degree in plastic arts from the National School of Arts in Managua and a degree in Cultural Sciences from the Universidad Centroamericana. Silva's work is influenced by the traditional life of the Afro-Caribbean indigenous community and pre-Columbian petroglyphs. His work is inspired largely by the landscape, environment, and people of the Caribbean Sea. Silva depicts elements of nature such as mangroves, estuaries, sea life, and flora and fauna, illustrated in a geometric and colorful style. He currently lives and works in Managua.
Medium: Acrylic on Tuno (Bark of a tree) Dimensions: 134 x 64 cm (unframed) – $1000
Tortugas azules y peces
Medium: Acrylic on Tuno (Bark of a tree) Dimensions: 100 x 76 cm (unframed) – $800
Bajando por el río Prinzapolka
Medium: Acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 80 x 120 cm Private Collection.