Yvan Salomone

Date of birth : 1957

Country : France

Born 1975 in Saint-Malo,
where he continues to live and work.

For a Breton to be fascinated by ports is hardly surprising. What is more unusual about this artist is his attachment to the somewhat outmoded genre of watercolour painting, which, in his case, is based on the photographs he takes in his native town of Saint-Malo, or in New York, Shanghai and Rotterdam. The end results are strangely empty, hazy views of docks and industrial areas.

Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.