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SYLVIE BUCHER

Medium: Printmaking , Mixed Media , Visual Arts

Contact Information

(864) 315-7164

[email protected]

www.sylviebucher.wixsite.com/studiohttps://www.instagram.com/sylviebucher/

Artist Statement

Greenville is currently my playground; I never know what will be my artwork before
coming across a manhole cover, a sign, a ghost sign on a wall, the rough of the road… I explore every common thing and especially letters we don’t pay attention to. These patterns, rhythms, letters and signage fascinate me. To support contrast, repetition of lines, curves and rhythm I use intense black carbon, like an ode to old black and white street photography. I have an intuitive way of working by rubbing, scraping or scratching my soft paper on the floor where I feel every asperity, every rough patch and texture.

When I return from my “urban trail”, I need time to process and, sometimes months later, I experiment with the confusion between typography and translating it into a drawing. I reinvent the picture of a city, street or neighborhoods by interlacing all kind of signs, hand-lettering, pictograms… like a travel diary full of unexpected events.