Yvan Salomone bases his work on photographs taken in situ at the port in Salomone’s native town of Saint Malo, in Rotterdam, in Shanghai and elsewhere. The introductory document is only informative; it is not a question of reproducing his images but of interpreting them. The choice of medium, liquid and transparent, confirms this motivation. Thus, when confronted with the weightlessness produced by the use of watercolour, the representation of the raw materials in these industrial sites undergoes a metamorphosis that lends a truly singular quality to the artist’s compositions. Yvan Salomone’s landscapes engender a poetic dematerialisation of reality and impose themselves on the viewer as suspended space.
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Peinture parlée - Yvan Salomone, 4-02-97, 1997