SYLC

Born 1973 in Paris (France).
A graduate of the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts Arts, Olivier de Serres, Paris.
Lives in the Vallée de Chevreuse (Yvelines, France).

SylC works around the human figure and invites us to take an excursion into her dream world, both ambivalent and polychromatic, the viewer faces a world tinted in soft illusory realities, where sincerity and artifice suddenly merge to make way for a more subtle reality …

The penetrating and hypnotic gaze of her strange interrogating characters, seems gentle at first, but are more complex when one lingers, often expressing more than we can with the lips … They probe and dissect us … They play with our perception and create an intriguing mirror effect which propels us to consider the depths of our being, our own history …

To better distance us from the present, her compositions are quite bare and voluntarily timeless; ambiguous beings with frozen faces, sometimes embodied in animal form, evolve with a delicate tracery, a fanciful and unreal world, yet curiously palpable at the same time …

SylC seeks to understand who we are and endeavors to collect the scattered fragments of our identity, by drawing both the present moments or our nebulous memories, sometimes buried so deeply …

SylC collaborates with many galleries in France, Europe and the USA that present her work in solo and group exhibitions.

At the invitation of the city of Brive and the Labenche Museum, in 2012 she exhibited her work during three months in the Chapel Saint-Liberal. In 2015, the City of Bourges gave her ‘carte blanche’ to utilize the Water Tower, today a national monument, where she presented her series “La ronde des chiens fous” (The Circle of Mad Dogs). That same year, the City of La Rochelle invited SylC during the entire summer to present three exhibitions in historic sites that gathered more than 12,000 visitors: “Le parfum des saisons” (The Scent of the Seasons) at the Chapel des Dames Blanches, “Mad Dogs, Mothers & Others” at the Cloister of the Dames Blanches, and “Drawings” at the City Hall.
In 2016, the City of Avallon invited her to exhibit in a double exhibition and presented the latest series entitled “Human Birds” at the Espace Saint-Pierre and the Maison des Sires de Domecy.

Present in public collections (The City of Rochelle, Le Mans) and private collections (France, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, …) SylC has won numerous awards in Switzerland and France, with two presented by the Taylor Foundation. Four monographs have been published on her work in 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2016.

translation: Black Sifichi

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