Date of birth : 1960
Country : France
Born in Sens, France
Lives and works in Montreuil, France
graduating in law and art history, Yves Bélorgey turned to painting as a career.
Intrigued by the landscapes around him and the potential of painting to
represent those landscapes, it was during a stay in Germany in 1986 and again
in 1991 that his decision to devote his canvasses entirely to housing blocks
first emerged. On his return to France, he focused his work on the urban buildings
on the outskirts of Paris built between the 1950s and the 1970s. His
inspiration and subject matter, his paintings and their autobiographical
undertones are intended to capture the multifaceted reality of those buildings.
As well as several canvasses of the Mirail project in Toulouse, Yves Bélorgey’s
oeuvre includes a large number of paintings and drawings covering the projects
of urban architect, Jean Renaudie, in Yvry-sur-Seine and Givors. The artist’s
work also covers similar themes in Russia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.