This month, we are going to learn more about our Paris- based fashion artist, Sylvia Baldeva.
Can you tell us about your background and journey as a fashion artist? What led you to pursue a career in this field?
Sylvia: As a Fine Artist and Fashion Designer, I have combined these two artistic fields. The eagerness for beauty and creativity were the main motivation.
How would you describe your artistic style? What influences and inspirations contribute to your unique creative vision?
Sylvia: My style is free of expression. I try to depict spontaneously the attitudes and the moods of the subjects. My inspiration comes from all kinds of visual references as well as the real life.
"Be Nature" Personal Exhibition in Paris from 11/11/2023 to 03/01/2024.
How do you stay current with emerging fashion trends and styles while also maintaining your own signature aesthetic?
Sylvia: Being always tuned on trends and working constantly on my personal creativity, allows to match and to fuse these fields.
How do you approach a new project or assignment? How do you translate ideas and concepts into visual representations?
Sylvia: Usually, I let the ideas to come themselves. The first ones are the strongest. Then I can make research for shapes, attitudes, techniques.
Are there any specific techniques, mediums, or software that you specialize in or prefer to work with? How do these tools enhance your artistic process?
Sylvia: I usually work with traditional techniques such as watercolour, ink, pencil, pastel... which make the artworks livelier and unique. Though I can complete afterwards with some software and make some adjustments.
Sylvia's Original Art using watercolours & pencils.
How do you handle constructive criticism or feedback on your artwork? Can you share an example of a situation where feedback helped you grow as an artist?
Sylvia: I can say that nobody is perfect, and a creative project is essentially a creative process. In every creative process there are things to improve or redo. Though a solid client's brief is the best way to avoid wasting time and to efficiently reach the client's expectations.
How do you balance creativity with commercial viability in your work?
Sylvia: This is difficult to balance, as the commercial part is quite time consuming and requires a completely different way of mind. So, I try to organize my time.
Picture of Artist - Sylvia Baldeva
What do you hope to achieve in your career as a fashion artist, and how do you plan to continue growing and evolving creatively in the years to come?
Sylvia: My wish is to keep on creating and working on inspiring and interesting projects and dealing with passioned people.
Sylvia Baldeva is a highly talented artist with a multidisciplinary approach to her work. Born in Bulgaria, Sylvia grew up in an artistic environment, thanks to her father who was a fine artist. This environment greatly influenced and inspired her, leading her to pursue a career in the arts.
Sylvia began her artistic journey by studying at the Art Academy in Bulgaria. She then moved to France, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine and Contemporary Arts from the University of Sorbonne in Paris. While in France, Sylvia also studied and worked in graphic, fashion, and decoration design. She was regularly commissioned as a freelance illustrator, which helped her to develop her unique artistic style.
Today, Sylvia works with prestigious clients such as Armani, Lancôme, L'Oréal, The Boston Globe, Sofitel, Bourjois, Mellerio dits Meller, and many others. She is also an accomplished fine artist, and her personal work is guided by her freedom of expression. Sylvia regularly presents her work at personal and group exhibitions, and she is one of the official artist-ambassadors for Canson®️. Her artistic journey is a testament to her passion for the arts and her dedication to honing her skills and developing her unique style. Sylvia's work continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world, and she remains committed to pushing the boundaries of art and exploring new forms of expression.