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Sylvie Chadourne (SYL) is born in the north of France (Lille), in march 1967. She is 9 years old when my family moved to the south, on the French Riviera. At the age of 14, she starts taking photographs, learn the laboratory work with BW photos in Grasse (France). As a teenager, her interests also go to writing, singing, philosophy and psychology, a discipline she will study later at the University of Nice. After that, she leaves France with 19 years old and little money, stays 6 month in the French West Indies and two years in Venezuela where she works by herself, creating and selling handmade jewels.When SYL comes back to France, she wishes to orient herself towards Plastic Arts and experiments different aspects of Art: wood sculptures, gouache. In 1989, she meets RIC, a great painter and thinker. They travel together to south of Spain and stay there for a couple of years: SYL learns from RIC and books, how to draw and the classical oil painting technique. Three years later, she comes back to Photography and completes her knowledge of the Art and Technique of Photography. Nature becomes her favourite subjects. The couple moves to Hamburg where SYL starts using slides colour film. Photography becomes her main activity at that time. She also keeps on producing drawings, experimenting different medium such as charcoal, sanguine and pastels. At that time, various personal exhibitions take place (Photography, Pastels, Oils), accompanied by audio-visual shows (slide shows associating photographs, photomontages and music), conceived and realized together with Richard MERIC.In 1999, SYL and RIC come back to France, they enter the electronic world, learn how to use a computer. SYL got passionate by the possibility offered by the Internet network. In 2000, with the help of RIC, she creates the first version on the Web of "ARTIMAGE Virtual Gallery" introducing their art work.During the year 2000, SYL and RIC go back to live in Germany, north of Berlin. The great presence of Nature calls SYL and her photo camera back to the wild paths This new period will complete her impressive photographic work on the abstract and figurative expressions of Nature in the course of the seasons, so called "contemplative photography". SYL also carries out researches on the chromatic basis of light leading to "experimental photography".In 2004, in need of sun and warm, the couple moved down to south of Spain, Marbella. After a sabbatical year, SYL started a new approach to photographs through Digital Photo and Photoshop software. Her fist steps in photo manipulation will orientate her to produce ideal views of Spanish landscapes and folklore of the south (Andalucia). In 2006, she carried out a commissioned vintage of erotic art called Natura X, combining Photography, Painting, and Drawing as well as computer software. At the same time, SYL also continues to improve her skills in web design, learning the use of Macromedia Flash. In 2007, Perfect World exhibition takes place at the Prado23 (Marbella-Spain) introducing a new vintage of Digital Art photo-montage based on the mannequins.List of solo exhibitions :1992- Reese Gallery - Oil paintings and Drawings (Hamburg, Germany)1996- Klein Heinrich Gallery Photography (Glckstadt, Germany)1998- Galerie du Moulin Photography exhibition + audio-visual show based on Syls photographs (Grasse, France)2003- Kiosque des Arts - (Cannes, France)2007 - Perfect World: exhibition at the Prado23 (Marbella-Spain) Digital photomontage printed on canvas (Gicle) -List of collective exhibitions:1991- El Chico- Oil paintings and Drawings, together with Richard Meric (Marbella, Spain)1994- Sophia-Antipolis Gallery - Oil paintings (Antibes, France)1995- Reese Gallery - Oil paintings and Drawings, together with Richard Meric (Hamburg, Germany)1997- Glckstadt Kino - Oil paintings, Drawings and Photographs + audio-visual show based on Syls photographs, together with Richard Meric (Glckstadt, Germany)2000- Reese Gallery - Oil paintings, Drawings and Photographs - (Hamburg, Germany)2003- Kiosque des Arts - (Cannes, France) -Studies:1984: Baccalaureate "Economic and Social Sciences" - College Amiral de Grasse - Grasse ( F)1984-1986: Degree in Psychology (D.E.U.G) - University of Nice - Nice ( F)Languages spoken: French (native), Spanish, English, some German.

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