Sambre est diplômé de l’école Boulle en sculpture. Cette passion pour le travail du bois liée à sa pratique du Graffiti lui donne une approche singulière dans son appropriation de l’espace.
Ses constructions in situ nous interrogent sur le cloisonnement, l’ ’équilibre et la fonctionnalité dans l’Architecture qu’il vient souligner ou perturber.
Le spectateur se retrouve face à un univers chaleureux mais déroutant né de la confrontation entre l’homme et le matériau.
Sylvain Ristori alias SAMBRE.
Born in 1984 in Aubenas, France, SAMBRE lives and works in Paris.
His name is a phonetic and evocative grouping of several words: "Saber (sabre) – Amber(ambre) – Blood(sang) – Shadow (ombre) ...SAMBRE !"
As his name, the most emblematic works of this young French artist are the result of assemblages, which put the spotlight on wood but also obsolete materials collected, reused and rearranged in space.
From his many travels, urban explorations and wildlife exhibitions in large industrial waste lands, he was able to collect his materials, notably with the 1984 Collective. He keeps a taste for discovery, improvisation and experimentation.
SAMBRE’s work usually consists to invest in an abandoned or in-transition space, and to modify the appearance, architecture and function using available materials. By assembling the reality in his work by the use of objects and materials, SAMBRE goes to interrogate and move the boundaries of sculpture and painting, but also the architecture. The often gigantic achievements, laborious and dangerous, also reflects the will of the artist to question the importance of the gesture, and the body, as well as its limitations and its place in space.