Toby de Silva is an English Photographic Artist based in Asia. He studied photography at the Falmouth Art School in the 90's and the MA in fine art photography at the university of Westminster in the mid 00's

My work is centred around creating meticulous large format artworks that tell stories of a world existing at the intersection of the extraordinary and the uncanny, often exploring notions of mortality and usually years in the making.
A fascination of the worlds created by predecessors like Hieronymus Bosch, Francis Bacon, Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals and Ralph Eugene Meatyard alongside a compulsion to explore and investigate the abnormal leads me all around the world to often inaccessible places where I am routinely stranded, drenched, bruised and quite frequently bitten.

EXHIBITIONS
2019 Nemesis, Dali Art Factory, China
2017 The Danse Macabre, Dali Art Factory, China
2015 Dali International Photo Festival, China
2011 The Possessed, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, UK
2011 The Perfect Place to Die, Format Festival, Derby, UK
2011 The Witching Hour 2, The PM Gallery, London, UK
2010 The Witching Hour, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2010 Association of Photographers Gallery, London, UK
2009 Vision 2009, BJP International Photography Award, London, UK
2009 Association of Photographers Gallery, London, UK
2009 Hungry, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK
2004 So/Far, Truman Brewery, London, UK


AWARDS
2015 Winner, Dali International Photo Festival Award
2011 Arts Council funding for The Perfect Place to Die
2009 Winner, Rhubarb-Rhubarb Bursary
2009 Finalist, The Guardian/Royal Photographic Society Joan Wakelin Award
2009 Honorable mention, Photography.book.now
2009 Shortlisted, BJP International Photography Award