Hamou, Sylvie

Balance and contrast best describe the bold contemporary artworks of Sylvie Hamou. Just as linguists play with words, her graphic constructions present a dynamic dialogue between colours, lines and spheres, at times enhanced by textures derived from plaster, sand and natural fibres. Simple aesthetics and equilibrium are the backbone of her creativity, while dot work inspired by Antipodean artistic techniques contributes softness and texture to her confidently abstract application of acrylic on to canvas. By confronting curvaceous elements with strict structures she unexpectedly creates a mood of vibrancy, matched with intrinsic peace. In her own words, ” I want my artwork to have a stand-alone personality and to release positive energy. In this somewhat crazy, stressed-out world, my greatest pleasure is to hear that my work is appreciated for its innovative, contemporary style that is serene and optimistic. Just how life should be!”

Sylvie Hamou grew up in New Zealand with her French mother and Swiss father. As an adult she spent a long period living in France and now calls Geneva, Switzerland her home. “My quest for visual coherence and careful colour composition are linked to my strong passion for design and interior decorating”.

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