Sylvie Robert was born in Paris, France, the daughter of an architect. She studied Business Administration at the American College, Paris, and art and architecture at L’ Ecole du Louvre, Paris. She proceeded with her studies in Business Administration and graduated from the John Cabot University of Roma, Italy.Here she received a great impetus from the surrealist art of Salvador Dali and that of an Italian painter born in Greece, Giorgio de Chirico.
Robert’s admiration for de Chirico’s metaphysical paintings ascertains itself in her mysterious and deserted fantasy-scapes. The overstated perspective in these evokes an ominous and at another times auspicious dream space-age world. Aligned to this novel imagery is the technique Robert uses: digital art.
Robert is fascinated by the ancient theory of Feng Shui, ‘Wind Water’, that concerns the nonresistant elements which can be felt but not seen. These are theories on relationships existing between humans and their environment and how these affect one’s well being. According to these theories one can maximize positive energy by altering spatial relationships and other aesthetic elements in an environment. Robert creates places with exaggerated altered spatial relationships and other aesthetic elements in which one is to accumulate auspicious energy. Some of these universes are cool, dark and lifeless, representing Yin energy; others are hot and bright, representing Yang energy. In life both must be kept in balance to enjoy good luck.
These deserted spaces full of cold metals, headless torsos of mannequins, leafless trees or hot red and gold enigmatic universes are created of pieces of architecture and pieces of sculptures laid out in the background of open nature. Robert often uses objects created by masters of design who sought to produce a symbiotic relationship between the arts such as Le Corbusier’s famous tubular steel and cowhide chairs .In a similar way, the colors also symbolize the presence of opposing forces in life and nature. Blue and yellow indicate light and space, white expresses serenity and clarity, green represents meadows and forests, red symbolizes action.
Robert’s talent was noticed already at her age fourteen by a family friend Daniel Filipacchi, a well known publisher of Paris-Match, who had invited her to take care of the aesthetic make-up of the magazine. Since this time Robert has created a body of work. She had numerous one-woman shows in alternative spaces of Miami’s South Beach; shows in the locations associated with the Art Basel Miami Beach; and Art Miami. She was subject to group exhibitions “Budapest Today” and “Bridge Project” at Roosvelt Square, Budapest, Hungary; and the “International Webism Art Show” in Sonthofen, Germany. Robert lives and creates in Miami Beach, Florida, United States.
She chooses to hold her exhibitions in alternative spaces.