Sylvie Fleury's chromatic and esoteric works from the 2000's are presented together for the first time with her classic pieces from the 1990's in this reference monograph. It thus offers readers a new way to register Fleury's contribution to the art of the last decades.
Sylvie Fleury's work reflects and anticipates her epoch just as it participates in it. After some years in New York in the early 1980's spent learning photography, developing her interest in cinema, and experiencing the night life, she returned to Geneva and “confronted” her reflections next to those of John Armleder and Olivier MossetJohn McCracken, and developed a formal idiom far more complex and disconcerting than many of her contemporaries. In her attempt to come to terms with the fetishistic attachment to material goods that is the defining feature of the world of fashion, Fleury then turned to magic light phenomena—colorful rooms, glossy surfaces, auras, pendulums, and crystals.
Sylvie Fleury (born 1961 in Geneva) is known for her mises-en-scène of glamour, fashion, and luxury products. Her work generally depicts objects with sentimental and aesthetic resonance in consumer culture, as well as the paradigms of the new age. In particular, much of her work addresses issues of gendered consumption and fetishistic relationships with consumer objects.