Born in France in 1950, Subervie Sylvain is a self-taught artist who is passionate about truth. Inside him is a powerful sculptor who follows his indisputable artistic instinct and is a sensitive lover of lifeâ€™s charm. What he sees in the world, he translates into his works of art. For twenty years, Madagascar has been the place where Sylvain has expressed himself, carrying on the struggle for his highest achievement. The island country offers him truths that are controversial and deeply misunderstood. His work is a battle. Spears and pikes used within some pieces are there to call to order the warrior who defends its square.
â€œLife has left me in a perpetual battleâ€ explains Sylvain. â€œSo I like the idea of a warrior, defender of causes, just and fair. However, this is not inner unrest as Madagascar has taught me peace. The Malagasy people are peaceful, quiet and have allowed me to think in a philosophical way. In 2006, the construction of the first warrior drove me to think about how to present a work that is monumental. It was not enough to make it gigantic and â€œmÃ©galomanesqueâ€, but to respect the human size of the warrior, and instead create the monumental aspect in its numbers.â€
100 Shield Warriors is already one â€œbattalionâ€, but several battalions make an Army. These warriors shield against war; a great message of happiness and peace. After seven years of work, Sylvain presents for the first time ever in South Florida a battalion of 100 sculptures. 10 of them stand guard here in our gallery. Tireless in his fight, the artist continues the construction of its work and possesses 243 pieces of the future Army of 1000 Shield Warriors.