The Artist - Silu

The Artist - Silu

"Every art has one single goal: freedom."

Caricature Artist Drawing at a Live Caricature Event | Silu Cartoon
Safe Child Thailand Gala Dinner, London - April 2019

I love live caricature as is the way of doing art more anywhere else rather than in a studio. Is the art that grows from my interaction with my model and expands my freedom. Begin a live caricature artist (live pen artist) is like a musician on an endless tour who has to play different unknown songs for every concert. The live caricature is improvisation. Every musician knows that is a huge pressure before every event when you have to perform live, and doesn't matter how good you are, or how much experience you have, because every time you want to give the best.

Outside Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London - June 2022

Silu Signature Logo

I'm a friendly guy with a good sense of humour. My goal is to deliver joy through powerful, expressive portraits which transcend the black and white medium and the limitations of a simple line. Even if these portraits can look relatively simple, there is a very complex process of emotions and feelings that allow me to represent these kinds of drawings. Every drawing is a new adventure full of adrenaline in finding balance, beauty and harmony.

Round photo of Silu @ BFI Southbank
BFI Southbank London - July 2022

My background is in architecture and designstill, after a couple of years of using CAD software - winner of the international contest "TurboCAD Creative Challenge 2008" US - where I was able to edit everything safely, I felt the need to come back to simplicity and the adrenaline that comes from using simple tools for art, like markers and paper. So, a few years ago, inspired by London's multiculturality, I started to do live caricature portraits.

Silu @ London Bridge Station - 29 05 2022
On my way home from a live caricature event, waiting for the last train of the night @ London Bridge Station - May 2022

  • Graduated from "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism
  • My editorial cartoons were published in newspapers and magazines and have been selected to be part of diverse international exhibitions in Germany, Slovakia, Iran, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and the UK. During the short time I participated in the contests, I was awarded an Honorable Mention at the international cartoon competition "Brain Sneezing" 2011, Slovakia.
Caricature - People waching a TV wich is projected on a big screen in a Cinema
  • I was lucky enough to work with a classic animation studio for an animated series during my architectural studies where I was told my drawings are the best among the newcomers in quality and speed.
  • My first live caricature event was on September 18, 2016, @ Severndroog Castle with Eltham Arts 

As an artist, I've been always in search of freer and more challenging ways for my artistic expression. Find my experiments with watercolour paintings here.
When I'm not doodling, I enjoy playing bass @UpBandMusic and dancing, impro dancer based on tango, zouk and blues.

The one who draws

Silu. Me - around 10 years old
I dedicate all my work and I am his biggest fan...
Me - around 10 years old.

Silu about Art. There's no art witout freedom (of expression)

"The artist is always the person who stands outside the structure."
Jordan Peterson - The Psychology of Creativity

12 common characteristics of creative people - Curious · Playful · Open-minded · Flexible · Sensitive · Independent · Risk-taking · Intuitive -

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