Samy lives and work in Lyon. Self-taught, she is interested in Italian
Renaissance and seduced by the strength and delicacy of Da Vinci, Botticelli,
Veronese... Her curiosity cut to the quick make her follow upon, over
the course of her discoveries and journeys, other painting styles and
other ways to comprehend the piece in its brushwork. Inevitably, her
first contact with oil painting technique will become a kind of revelation
and will mark her desire to take this path. She has a very keen interest
for the different techniques and she needs to find all the possible
ways to use them (she wrote about it in a novel called "Inspirations,
petite incitation à la création" (published by La
She graduated in painting restoration, and opened her own painter's
studio in 1996 in Lyon's historical quarter, which was a way for her
to feel the soul of the past and mark it in this very place. She shares
her knowledge and her techniques with a growing public curious for new
experiences and eager to express their personality through their achievements.
Her renewed style expresses her inside worlds and makes us see, through
her eyes, a sincere vision and welcomes us to share its emotion. She
exhibits her creations permanently at the Atelier Des Ombres (The workshop
of shadows) and also in Belgian galleries. Sylvie Samy has also been
present since 2004 in the Salons des Beaux-Arts. Her work attracts more
and more amateurs and some art collectors have an enthusiastic eye on
her work and follow its evolution with a rare fidelity.
Since 2010, Sylvie has been giving radio chronicles for an associative
radio based in Lyon. She informs people about art newsreels and allows
numerous well-known figures to express themselves on air. It's her opportunity
to transmit with a different approach her passion about art by arousing
people's curiosity and dare them to "walk through doors" according
to the appropriate expression.
If I had
to define its origins, I would say that my inspiration results from
my passion to follow a journey within my mind. I invite you to enjoy
an inner trip, an exploration of our intimate chaos, my purpose being
to show that any initiatory experience, any treasure quest is simultaneously
temporal and a-temporal, because it is connected with our origins.
The presence of an urban element offers us a frame constituting a basis
for our imagination. Besides reflecting chronological and cultural data,
this framework expresses our identity.
Reality is therefore transcended and a work produced by our subconscious
appears then in the background. In this configuration, our emotions,
memories and essential feelings produce an original and a-temporal interpretation
of a brief instant, during which our imagination interferes with our
memories and sublimates them.
Protecting our individuality despites the infiltration of a collective
history determining the circumstances of our lives is audacious. This
implies a fight to pursue our intimate fate, because the ideologies
and technologies of our century can only offer a global answer."