Born in 1973 in Paris - France.
Graduated from Ecole Olivier de Serres, Paris, France.
Lives and works near Paris, France.

 

SylC paints human figure by getting what is inside. She invites us to a journey in her dreamlike, ambivalent and polychrome realm, where the viewer is faced with a tinted world of sweet illusory realities, where sincerity and artifice suddenly give way to confuse a subtler reality... Hypnotic and penetrating eyes of her strange questioning characters, gentle at first, much more complex when we linger on them, often better talks than lips... They probe and dissect us... They play with our perceptions and create an intriguing mirror effect which brings us back to the depths of our being and our own history...

As to take us better away from present, compositions are deliberately stripped and timeless; characters with ambiguous and deadpan faces, sometimes incarnated in animals, evolve in a fancied and unreal world, but curiously palpable at the same time...

SylC tries to understand who we really are and tries to gather scattered fragments of our identity, drawing as well in present moments than in fuzzy memories, sometimes so deeply buried...


SylC collaborates with many associate galleries in France, Europe and USA which present her works through solo and group exhibitions.

Invited by City of Brive and Labenche Museum, she exhibited her works in 2012 for three months in Saint-Liberal Chapel. In 2015, City of Bourges gave her a carte blanche to invest "Le Château d'Eau" where she presented her serie "La ronde des chiens fous" ("Mad dogs round"). The same year, City of La Rochelle invited her in historic places to present three simultaneous exhibitions seen by over 12,000 visitors that summer : "Le parfum des saisons" ("The scent of Seasons") in Dames Blanches Chapel, "Mad dogs, Mothers & Others" in Dames Blanches Cloister, and "Drawings" in City Hall.

Her works are in public collections (City of La Rochelle, City of Le Mans) as well as in private ones (France, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan,...). SylC won several awards in Switzerland and France, including two Taylor Foundation's prizes. Three monographs were published on her works in 2007, 2009 and 2015.


Extract from press kit,
"SylC: A summer in La Rochelle, 3 exhibitions in the City",
July > September 2015.