Silvia Torras (1935 – 1970) arrived in Argentina with her parents the same year of her birth. She studied at the Manuel Belgrano and Prilidiano Pueyrredón Schools of Fine Arts and continued her training in 1956 at Kenneth Kemble’s workshop. She developed her work in a short period of time, three years from 1960. She was a central artist within informalism. Within the informalist map, tending to chromatic parsimony, her works are distinguished by the use of color in an exuberant way from dripping, successive layers of paint and extensive brushstrokes.
In his abstract canvases, vegetal elements are fused. He had two solo exhibitions in galleries, the first at the Peuser Gallery, the second at Lirolay. He was part of a series of important group exhibitions, among them the prestigious Premio di Tella 63 and before that, in 1961, of Arte Destructivo at the Lirolay Gallery, a hinge experience towards conceptualism, happenings and performances that would define the landscape of the second half of the ’60s. In 1962 he exhibited at Peuser and obtained the Honorable Mention in the Ver y Estimar Award; in 1963 he participated for the second time in the Ver y Estimar contest and was part of the selection for the Di Tella Award. He also exhibited in the exhibition Arte Argentino Actual, held at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
In 1963 he abandoned painting and settled in Mexico. His work is included in public and private collections such as the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA), Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others.