Sylvain Buffile was born on June 3th, 1950 in Aix-en-Provence, France.
From an early age Sylvain showed a high interest in Art. From 1966 to 1970 he studied at the Art School of Aix-en-Provence. There Sylvain attended many different classes, but surprisingly did not study oil painting. Instead he learned the aquarelle painting technique; a method he mastered to depict an object very realistically using a thin pencil.
After his studies Sylvain travelled extensively to Spain, Italy, The United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania and North-Africa. This was a period of intense freedom and inspiration for his future work. In the period after his studies between 1970 and 1976 Sylvain made drawings and gouache paintings. Several painters inspired him, to name a few the Frenchman Auguste Chabod, the American Edward Hopper and the Italian Giorgo Morandi.
During a period of 10 years from 1977 to 1987 Sylvain Buffile had numerous personal exhibitions in art galleries in France, Switzerland, Spain and The Netherlands.
From 1988 to 1995, Sylvain Buffile held exhibitions in a famous Parisian gallery named ‘Galerie Visconti’ located on the Rue de Seine. From 1996 to the present Sylvain Buffile is organizing private exhibitions in Hannover, Germany and in de French library in Boston, USA.
Sylvian Buffile lives and works in a renovated castle in Mollégès, a small town in the French department Bouches-du-Rhône (Provence). Today Sylvain exclusively makes oil paintings in various sizes. His current paintings focus on the effects of light.