Sylvie H A M O U

Colour my world...

with endless creativity

Colour, structured creativity, modernity 
and the quest for harmony
balance and peaceful emotions.
Personality and vitality...

A breath of fresh air, the crossing of artistic
styles. Reinterpretation, innovation and the inevitable
convergence of decor and design
Balance and contrast best describe the bold contemporary artworks of Sylvie HamouJust 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 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. Both her Antipodean-influenced and urban-design paintings prompt interpretation and become a fascinating starting point to trigger one's own imagination. 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. Her paintings pay tribute to distinctive cultural influences of her childhood, from the modernist landscapes of New Zealand and the geometrical, repetitive art forms used by its indigenous people, to the aboriginal art techniques of Australia. "My quest for visual  coherence and careful colour composition are linked to my strong passion for design and interior decorating".

At home in my atelier in Geneva...
getting ready,
for the next show.                               

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