JULY 10, 2018
Art & Life with Sybiline
Today we’d like to introduce you to Sybiline.
Sybiline, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born in 1976 in Quebec, Canada. While I was young, for the sake of economy, my mother was sewing our clothes and my father started doing cabinetmaking to furnish our house. My parents were very resourceful and inspired me a lot. We were often told that we had unique things and I liked it! Surrounded by the magic of creation, my mind was always stimulated. For sheer pleasure, my father also did a little photography and enjoyed music. Through his hobbies, I discovered different ways of expression.
My drawing skills came early. Later, I learned about sewing, poetry and dance. I did a little theater. This is where the name ” Sybiline ” comes from. I always liked touching everything. At 17, I did my first painting. The discovery of color has been one of the most beautiful moments of my life. I had just found my true passion.
After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art, I studied ancient painting techniques. I particularly liked them. For ten years, I had to combine my life as an artist with that of a public servant and a museum director. At the age of 30, after putting together my business plan, I was finally able to devote myself to my art. I worked a little as an illustrator and today I focus on my own personal creations. My paintings have been displayed in galleries in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Portugal, Oregon, San Antonio, Reading, San Diego, Boston, Ivoryton, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, San Jose and Edmonton.
Every day, I pursue my dream.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My paintings are long reflections, meditations and questions. My fascination with the subtleties of human feelings often makes the character at the center of my creations. By observing people, you would be amazed how much a person’s physiognomy correlates with his worldview. I always try to collect and transmit this correspondence. In my creations, I translate the inner universe of my subjects through my imagination. I chase the intangible, the non-visible. I am looking for the breach through which I can enter the other world. By means of a refined feminine energy, I appeal to the dream world as well as the mythological, imaginary and symbolic worlds.
Specifically, my artistic approach would be defined as: Creation of a concept, search for a model, making a costume (occasionally), photographic session, definition of the sketch then elaboration of the painting.
My paintings are an effective and confidential means of communication. Through their sharing, I want to deliver emotions that will remind us, at least for a moment, what’s happening inside ourselves.
We often hear from artists being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
As I exhibit mainly abroad, I maintain my professional links on social networks. My real contacts with the outside world are during opening nights or related events. In these moments, the chances of making beautiful artistic encounters are at their best.
That said, loneliness is wonderful and essential to my work.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I exhibit mainly in galleries in the United States. My exhibitions are often collective and lasting about a month. To keep in touch with my travels, the best way is through social networks or my newsletter (www.sybiline.com). Nowadays, I am preparing another solo exhibition where it will be possible to contemplate my universe in more depth. In Quebec, I have permanent paintings at Galerie Archambault.
The best way to support an artist, if you really like his work, is to buy his artwork and products. This is the only way to contribute.
Concrete actions such as giving a tribune to an artist (radio, newspapers, blog …) can have a significant impact. A small contact for a gallery or exhibition is just as important.
Also, I am very active via Instagram and Facebook. I love to connect with people who follow me. Besides, I affectionately name them ” My supporters ”. They are engaged, talk about my work, comment and share my publications. I recognize them very well. I thank them all.
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• Website: www.sybiline.com
• Phone: 4503593630
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