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Cavaliere du Lavandou (83), France
Born in Suresnes in 1950, Sylvain Subervie is a multi-skilled, self-taught sculptor. For his work he chooses the noble materials of iron, quartz and ammonite, inviting us to arrive at the conclusion that one must possess only very few things in life but that these things must be exquisite.
Following on in the great French tradition of decorative arts, Sylvain Subervie sees iron forging as a crucial turning point in his artistic achievement. For a long time the sculptor roamed the frontiers of art, learning in the world of fashion, couture and design before finally embarking on the act of creation. This period of observation enabled him to develop his confidence and perspective before unequivocally switching paths.
How can one penetrate the secrets of a man so unloquacious yet with such developed senses? Is it possible to get a clear impression of the face he presents to the public whilst modestly holding his personality back? And whilst still respecting the distance he tries to establish with his peers when he states that the only way to reach the only home worth going to would be by the sea?
Conscious of his mission to embellish everything he touches, Sylvain Subervie belongs to the camp of Maurice Druon, which states that “art makes life honourable and therefore bearable.” The minerals he shapes bear witness to this. They are the last point of reference for grace, as souls have been outlasted by stone.
Today there is no limit to the sculptor’s imagination. His artistic expression has reached its highest peaks. This is seen in his monumental pieces, from his first Girafe (Giraffe), to Banc de Poissons (Shoal of Fish) and Armée des Guerriers Boucliers (Army of Shielded Warriors).
2018: - Solo exhibition at the Hôtel de Paris, Saint Tropez - Exhibition at the Golf Club de Saint Tropez
2017: - Monumental exhibition "Bottling" at Domaine Bertaud Belieu, Gassin peninsula of St Tropez
2016 : - Solo exhibition, "Le Banc de Poissons" at Relais & Chateaux La Cote St Jacques, Joigny, France BRAFA.
2015 : - The Salon Art & Design, New York.
- Exhibition at Galerie Marcilhac, Paris, France.
- Group exhibition, House of Whitley, Dania Beach, Florida.
2014: Solo exhibition, "The 100 Shield Warriors" Bayfront Park, Art Basel, Miami.
2013 : - Solo exhibition, The 27.7 Art & Design Gallery, Miami Design District.
- Group exhibition, Galerie dans le Ciel, Cannes.
2012: - Solo exhibition at Cap d’Antibes Beach hotel, Cap d’Antibes, France.
- Solo and public exhibition during "Les Voiles d’Antibes" Antibes, France, commissioned by the city of Antibes, France.
- Public exhibition of the monumental sculpture "L’Oeuf" in Cagnes sur Mer, France.
2011: Public auction sales, FAAM, Miami, USA.