Vincent Da Silva was born in Johannesburg in 1989 later moved to Cape Town. His fascination with sculpture was evident from a very young age, a talent that his parents nurtured.
During this time Vincent produced his first bronzes and was accepted to exhibit his concrete portfolio sculpture at the finals for the PPC Young Sculptors Competition in 2007. After high school Vincent was accepted into the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University School of Architecture where he acquired a Bachelors Degree in Architecture.
During this time Vincent would spend weekends visiting the many surrounding game parks and wildlife reserves. His fascination with the movement of animals inspired him to explore a variety of species and the potential energy these animals possessed.
The artist aims to strip away the perception of the horse and echo the raw nature expressed in his wildlife works. Following the success of the Horses, Vincent then proceeded to develop a range of works in a variety of subjects. A recent acomplishment being a life sized white rhino which he solely sculpted over a three month period.
Vincent has since been exploring the more abstract personalities of art. He is challenging himself to attain an understanding of any subject and also aims to reveal an inner sense of what ever he sculpts. His recent body of work explores the idea of anonymity invoking an exploration of what defines a person. Achieved through the expressive use of texture and by stripping away the identity, the innominate subject transcends to a moment of frozen beauty.