Yvan Salomone

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0561.1.1105 (tombeaterrre)”,
    2005.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0891_0315 _surveillant”,
    2015.
    Watercolour on paper
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0899_0515 _unpeudelait”,
    2015.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0904_0715 _shamrockiii”,
    2015.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0908_0915 _hazarafsana”,
    2015.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0916_0116 _collegienne”,
    2016.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0918_0116 _laburinthos”,
    2016.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0919_0216 _verdunklung”,
    2016.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0859_0414 _collections”,
    2014.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed)

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0617.1.0607 (nevropterre)”, 2007.
    Watercolour on paper
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0626.1.0907 (haemorrhage)”, 2007.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0881_1114 _sommelongue”, 2014.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0893_0415 _citernelles”, 2015.
    Watercolour on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0911_1115 _eliseereclu”, 2015.
    Watercolour on paper
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

  • Yvan Salomone,
    “0915_0116 _arrieration”, 2016.
    Watercolor on paper,
    96,5 x 137,3 cm (image size),
    101 x 142 x 4 cm (framed).

You would think that Yvan Salomone’s work had all the right ingredients for the most banal regional scenario of picturesque, anecdotal art. But in Salomone’s case that never happened. He never fell for the quaint pleasures of the Sunday painter but began instead to explore the problematics of what we generally agree to call modernity. Salomone works to a program. A self-imposed one. He is like other contemporary artists who are aware that discipline is no longer imposed from outside (by the academy or patron) but produced by the work itself. His program is as follows: 1) one watercolor per week, no more, no less; 2) each watercolor to be based on a photograph taken on-site (ports of ST. Malo, Shanghaï, Rotterdam); 3) all watercolors the same size, 145 x 145 cm; 4) no human figures or sudden movements in the images. These were the main guidelines and convention. They leave  him free to explore what’s left – the play of invention, the meanders of poetics. One properly framed and circumscribed, accidental effects can only be peaceful occurrences within a circular duration. Salomone works in a loop, a ring-shaped time frame.

Pierre Sterckx, « Yvan Salomone Liquid Values », art press, no 228

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