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Sylven Cutler



Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 338, New York City is pleased to present The Physical Life of Sylven Cutler, a solo exhibition of recent works by Sylven Cutler This show will run from June 1-14, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday of June 2nd from 6 to 8 pm.

Following an accomplished career as a physicist, Sylven approached retirement as a time to embrace new (and renewed) artistic endeavors. Picking up from the music lessons of his youth, he purchased a Steinway and started taking piano lessons. He also enrolled in painting classes.


Given the breathtaking beauty of his works, one could easily believe Sylven took a lifetime to cultivate his talent. Each week he and his Care Partner Nick Biscardi visit the Sirovich Senior Center, which offers art classes Monday-Friday. Nick sets up the canvas and paints, and leaves the rest to Sylven. “You could call me the producer, but the star of the show is Sylven.”

Sylven paints in many styles, but has a special fondness for abstraction. Interestingly, he never signs his works. “I do that intentionally so that each painting can be rotated and viewed from different perspectives.” Many of his works employ clean lines and geometric patterns. Sylven doesn’t have a particular premise behind this aesthetic, but believes these “structured” patterns are homage to his background in physics. Federico Fellini asserted

that “all art is autobiographical,” and Sylven’s work is no exception. It’s wonderful to see how his paintings capture so many different aspects of his personhood.

When asked what inspires him to paint, he replied, “I can’t recall what happens beforehand. All I know is when I’m painting, I’m in a great mood.” And from our perspective, that’s all that matters.

For More Information:

Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 338, New York, NY 10001, or call 201.724.7077

Gallery hours: Tue-Fri: 12-6pm, Sat: 12-3pm or by appointment, Sun & Mon: Closed

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