Sylvie Robert was born in Paris,
France, the daughter of an architect. She studied Business
Administration at the American College, Paris, and art and
architecture at L’ Ecole du Louvre, Paris. She proceeded with her
studies in Business Administration and graduated from the John Cabot
University of Roma, Italy. Here she received a great impetus from
the surrealist art of Salvador Dali and that of an Italian painter
born in Greece, Giorgio de Chirico.
Robert’s admiration for de Chirico’s metaphysical paintings
ascertains itself in her mysterious and deserted fantasy-scapes. The
overstated perspective in these evokes an ominous and at another
times auspicious dream space-age world. Aligned to this novel
imagery is the technique Robert uses: digital art.
Robert is fascinated by the ancient theory of Feng Shui, ‘Wind
Water’, that concerns the nonresistant elements which can be felt
but not seen. These are theories on relationships existing between
humans and their environment and how these affect one’s well being.
DALI ON THE BEACH, 2000 Digital painting on canvas 48x 69 in.
LAGOON, 2001Digital painting on canvas 45x31 in. (114x79cm), US $2000
JEU DE METAL, 2001 Digital painting on canvas 79x55 in.
MEDITATION, 2002 Digital painting on canvas 79x55 in.(141x201cm) 2002,
FEMME, 2004 Digital painting on canvas 55x55 in.
KAMA, 2003 Digital painting on canvas 48x69 in.
According to these theories one can
maximize positive energy by altering spatial relationships and other
aesthetic elements in an environment. Robert creates places with
exaggerated altered spatial relationships and other aesthetic elements
in which one is to accumulate auspicious energy. Some of these
universes are cool, dark and lifeless, representing Yin energy; others
are hot and bright, representing Yang energy. In life both must be
kept in balance to enjoy good luck.
These deserted spaces full of cold metals, headless torsos of
mannequins, leafless trees or hot red and gold enigmatic universes are
created of pieces of architecture and pieces of sculptures laid out in
the background of open nature. Robert often uses objects created by
masters of design who sought to produce a symbiotic relationship
between the arts such as Le Corbusier’s famous tubular steel and
cowhide chairs. In a similar way, the colors also symbolize the
presence of opposing forces in life and nature. Blue and yellow
indicate light and space, white expresses serenity and clarity, green
represents meadows and forests, red symbolizes action.
Robert lives and creates in Miami, Robert’s talent was noticed already
at her age fourteen by a family friend Daniel Filipacchi, a well known
publisher of Paris-Match, who had invited her to take care of the
aesthetic make-up of the magazine. Since this time Robert has created
a body of work. She had numerous one-woman shows in alternative spaces
of Miami’s South Beach; shows in the locations associated with the Art
Basel Miami Beach; and Art Miami. She was subject to group exhibitions
“Budapest Today” and “Bridge Project” at Roosvelt Square, Budapest,
Hungary; and the “International Webism Art Show” in Sonthofen,
Germany. Robert lives and creates in Miami Beach, Florida. United