My name is Sylé. I’m an artist and an illustrator.
I am inspired and driven by the beauty of creation, the complexity of the human mind and the unfathomable mystery of God.
I try to express something that can be personal as well as universal, and in my work you will find references to nature, faith and mythology.
In my portrait series I have tried to portray not just the person but their heart and inner life. Oftentimes this means having a long conversation with them about their aspirations, dreams and things that make their heart sing.
I take commissions from time to time, so if you want to learn more, feel free to visit my contact page for more information.
It is possible to get prints of my work!
Sylé van Olst
1991: Born in Zwolle
2013: BFA, ArtEZ, Zwolle.
2015: BA Arts and Design in Education, HKU, Utrecht
CO-CREATOR OF ORGEOMETRY MAGAZINE:
NOMINATED FOR GOGBOT YOUNGBLOOD AWARD 2013
EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2023- Illustrations for Lisanne van de Weerdhof, book will be published in October this year!
May 2022- ZIMIHC Theater Zuilen, exhibition of drawings together with photographs of Mariëtte van Waard
Jun 2021- Digital Exhibition Neurodiversity Pride day at Neurodiversity Foundation
Dec 2020- June 2021 publication of Faenyx Zine, a small self published zine
Feb 2019- Cover art and illustrations for Dungeon Master Guide “Books & Libraries” by RPG Papercraft
2018- 2021: Creator of Constellations (neurodiversity comic series)
Nov 2018- Illustrations and show of Constellations comic series for the Roadshow at Rijkswaterstaat
Sep 2018- The Big Draw Nijmegen for Restaurant Terra Rossa
Nov 2016- Nov 2017 : Exhibition of Symbiotic Earth Portraits, Adem Inn, Hoogstraat Rotterdam
Jul 2017: Studio28, Apeldoorn
Nov 2016: Art Performance “Lifelight in a Hollow Body/ Pierrot” at Aus Berlin Festival, Tilburg
Sept 2016 Art Performance “Ant Mother/Biology” at ACU Utrecht
Nov 2015: Art Performance “Ant Mother/Biology” at Aus Berlin Festival, Tilburg (Peristal Singum Collaboration)
Jun 2015: Group Exhibition, Bergkerk, Deventer
May 2015: Art performance “Re: birth”, WORM Rotterdam (Be a Body)
Nov 2014: “Collecting Radiance”, Performance at Aus Berlin Festival, Hall of Fame, Tilburg
Sept 2014: Live Art at Nacht van Goud, Walhalla Deventer
May 2014: Exhibition at State of Mind, Utrecht
May 2014: “Shell”, Performance at Marxism Festival, CREA Amsterdam
Dec 2013: Destillaat, Extrapool, Nijmegen. Installation
Oct 2013: Tilburgse Cultuurnacht, TilburgPerformance: Eject.
Sept 2013: Installation and Performance at GOGBOT festival, Enschede.(Nominated for GOGBOT Youngblood Award)
Jul 2013: Exhibition Artez Finals 2013, Zwolle.
Jul 2013: Master/Apprentice exhibition with Maria Roosen Kunstpodium T, Tilburg
Apr 2013: Exhibition at Synthesis Conference for Esotericism and The Sciences Moses & Aaronkerk, Amsterdam
Jul 2012: KUNA Festival, Dwingeloo
Apr 2012: Kunstenaarsvereniging Heerde
jun 2011: Kunstenaarsvereniging Palet Zwolle
Jun 2014: Poetic Dialogue with Jasper Ligthart, CultFest, Utrecht
Jun 2013: Poetic Performance in collaboration with Jasper Ligthart: Poetry of Madness CultFest, Utrecht
Mar 2013: Spoken Word performance CultDealer Utrecht
Oct 2012: Performance, Collection of poems ORKZ Groningen