It’s Day 250 and I’ve been very excited to do today’s artist. He is a friend and colleague of Gerard Sendrey who I paid tribute to on Day 165 (click on his name to visit that page). He connected me to some other artists and I love their work. Pierre wrote me and sent me information and I absolutely love his style! It was hard to emulate, but I hope I captured his spirit and that he likes my tribute! Join me in honoring Pierre Silvin today! I had to translate his biography from French so please excuse any weird grammar. 😉
Silvin Pierre was born in 1959 in Talence.
Without learning, he always painted or drawn, more or less, depending on the time of his life. It was at the
age of thirty five years he deliberately plunged into the path of dedicating itself to creating a more consistent production.
He uses pencil, gouache and colored pencil on paper playing with layering effects and transparencies. Located on a corner table in the kitchen or the living room, under the watchful eye of his family who stirs around him, Pierre Silvin gives birth to beings from another world.
These strange forms, full origins are shrouded in a lunar light and sometimes surrounded by animals, boats, bicycles. Women on the necks of giraffes and powerful busts like trunks of mangrove, entwine their arms in arabesque their offspring. In this world of quiet tenderness, time hangs as to immobilize the creative moment that provides so much gratification that creator discreet.
Pierre Silvin resides Léogeats in Gironde. Exhibited in France, but also in the United States, Spain and more recently in Croatia and Russia, his work is included in numerous collections including that of the New Invention of Lausanne.
His work is rooted in his everyday life. He represents persons, objects that away, assembles, superimposed.
Like life, we met new people, we embark on new adventures, and can surprise us by happy
meetings, Pierre Silvin built its high color images! As if he wanted to show us a compendium of life, a sample of times when everything is mixed: faces, animals, colors, materials. His characters or animals and colorful multitude of sizes and shapes are represented with boldness and spontaneity.
Would -this to mean that we all need each other? The originality, creativity and curiosity to discover new art forms should be a necessity, a need? That create
envy is always one step closer to new horizons to explore, to discover, tame, because having desire is also to be -Life, and this life, you have to chew, devour the tame.
His work has been involved since 1997 in various group and solo exhibitions in France but also in various countries including the United States, Russia, Japan …
Biography is from the artist himself and from The Musee Creation Franche website.
I hope you enjoy my piece in honor of this wonderful artist. I feel like I could’ve done better with highlights and layering. I tried to use the same materials, but I don’t have any gouache so I used watered down acrylics. I feel like there’s a lack of luminosity that Pierre has in his pieces. I also feel like his pieces are softer than mine turned out. I had a great time painting and attempting his style! I definitely learned a lot while painting this piece. Thank you Pierre for being the inspiration to today’s piece!
I will see you tomorrow on Day 251!