Sylvie Fleury - 2019


Born in 1961 in Geneva, where she continues to live and work, Sylvie Fleury emerged in the early 90’s as a significant figure on the international art stage. Fleury’s “shopping bag” installations, which she included in some of her earliest exhibitions, laid the foundations for a body of work that would draw on elements from both twentieth-century art and consumer society. Exploiting paradoxes and the ambiguity of futility, Fleury went on to develop a diverse oeuvre that continually expanded the range of its interpretations. Luxury clothing and accessories, the world of Formula 1 racing, modern and contemporary art icons (from Piet Mondrian to Andy Warhol or John McCracken), magazine covers, and oversized everyday objects: Sylvie Fleury has forged an artistic sensibility that continually reinvents itself, layering its meanings upon one another, and finding new ways to explore our collective consciousness.​

Since 1991, Fleury has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Most recently, her solo shows include Sylvie Fleury et Charlotte Posenenske at 8 rue Saint-Bon, Paris, It Might As Well Rain Until September at Salon 94, New York, and Do not Think of the Color Blue for Thirty Seconds, at Galerie Mehdi, Berlin. Fleury’s works are held in multiple public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, United States, the Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts in Vienna, Switzerland.


Sylvie Fleury






120 x 120 x 12,2 cm




Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech

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