Sylvie Fleury is a contemporary Swiss artist. Creating mixed-media works out of the tradition of Conceptualism, her pieces pointedly critique superficiality, glamour, and luxury products while—at the same time—seeking their affirmation. Her bronze casts of high heels and shopping carts are indebted to pioneering appropriation artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, both in her use of commercial objects and for her interest in subversion. Fleury’s technique consists of an initial portrayal of a characteristic form that is then enriched, enlarged, and further developed through the use of diverse media. Form, colour, and the graphic shaping of shoes, lipsticks, shopping carts, or fashion magazines become independent visual systems of representation in their own right, entering a new aesthetic scope.
With a particular relationship to space, a clever sense of staging, a displacement of signs and objects, a divergence of codes, perspectives or lifestyles, and a strong existence of the body between presence, loss and withdrawal: Sylvie Fleury’s work constantly blurs and reinvents our relationships with works of art.Her work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, and the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg. She lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.
Limited Edition of 200 + 50
Size: 30 x 50 x 2 cm
Medium: Screenprint on canvas
Signed and numbered on the reverse
Published by Noire Edition, 1994
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