Juan Silva was born in Tepic, Nayarit north of Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico. He learned the art of Tablas votives from his mother’s people the Huichol Indians. His abilities to depict the traditional trial themes were recognized. In 1976 he moved to Baja California where his traditional works soon came into demand. Juan Silva studied under Spanish artist Marcos Robinson who taught him, how put motion into his art. The enhancement of the ancient art from of the Huichol Indian portraying new objects has caught the eyes of many art admirers.
Juan Silva lives and works in Rosarito Baja California Mexico, south of Tijuana, the art of Juan Silva is presented in the medium the his mother’s people, the Huichol’s Indians they live in the mountains north Guadalajara. They pride themselves as being the only tribe not conquered by the conquistadores. Family his historical events and religious offerings were preserved in pictures crafted in medium. Juan Silva works present visual pleasures.