Carlos Silva (1930-1987) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A self-taught painter and graphic and textile designer. He had his first exhibition in 1955; since then, he joined the abstraction and a painting based on the use of simple geometric figures that later evolved into the rigorous system of microelements circular or ovoid.
Later the color takes on a leading role and became interested in optical phenomena in their works by inducing a perspective effect of leakage and instability. In 1965 he received the Institute Torcuato Di Tella National Prize and became a disciple of Jorge Romero Brest. That same year he participated in the Sao Paulo Biennial.
He exhibited in numerous galleries of Buenos Aires as well as in Chicago, New York, Caracas, Paris and Japan. In 1976 he participated in the exhibition Two Trends: Geometrical Surrealists and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. In 1981 the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art made him a retrospective.
He was awarded in the First Salon Hisisa of Applied Arts in the textile industry in 1967, by the Lorenzutti Foundation in 1968 and the Christopher Columbus Prize in Spain in 1984, among others.