Sylvain Subervie

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Sylvain Subervie
Born in Suresnes in 1950, self taught and polyvalent. He has long wandered on the edge of design and art, coming from the world of high-fashion before becoming a designer and sculptor. Bored with the ephemeral world of fashion, Sylvain Subervie set out to give life to timeless works: he surrenders to the nature of his chosen materials such as iron or rock crystal, a mineral that attracts and fascinates him. The wrought iron was a key choice in his artistic development. It became the expression of his own personality. His talent emerged as he learned to negotiate a balance of power exerted between the wrought iron and himself. He designed his first collection of furniture in 1995 by bringing together the elements of iron and rock crystal. No research work, but a single wave of emotions to guide him through the first drawing on paper. Sylvain Subervie always seeks truth in his designs that he can transform into beauty. By intuition and talent, Sylvain Subervie continues the great tradition of French decorative arts. Over time, Sylvain Subervie sculpted on a different scale, and gave life to monumental works. The first was the "Giraffe", then came "Banc de Poissons" a French culture heritage since 2010, the Army of "1,000 Shield Warriors" representing soldiers against war. He defines his artworks by "la forme par le vide" ("form from hollowness").
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