Silvie Brière

Born in Paris in a family of four generations glassmakers. In 1982 she joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in the painting section before devoting herself, for a while, to decorative painting. In 1997, she set up her artist’s studio at the Domaine des Fabriques in Jouques (Bouches-du-Rhône) where she developed a very wide practice: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, installation… From 2005 to 2010, she invested a second studio in Zurich where she devoted herself to small formats: drawing, collage and ink. There she created a series of collage drawings entitled The Origin of the World, after the work of Gustave Courbet.

In 2012, she led a painting workshop at the psychiatric hospital La Mausole in Saint Rémy de Provence, where Van Gogh had been hospitalized. She tried to relieve, through pictorial expression, great psychological suffering leading her to consider an artistic work around madness.

More generally, Silvie Brière‘s work revolves around woman’s body, inflicting all sorts of metamorphoses, a transformation revealing its origins, its traces, its scars.

Exhibited at Private Choice 2021:

2 acrylic drawings on paper from the series entitled Mother and Child, representing a mother and her child surrounded by a black tablecloth. Two beings that seem to cohabit and complement each other: a tormented spirit and a radiant child.