Yvan Salomone

  • Yvan Salomone
    0617.1.0607 (nevropterre), 2007
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0626.1.0907 (haemorrhage), 2007
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0881_1114 _sommelongue, 2014
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0888_0215 _fuzzylowgic, 2015
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0893_0415 _citernelles, 2015
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0900_0615 _schwerbelas, 2015
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0911_1115 _eliseereclu, 2015
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0922_0316 _parallellle, 2016
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm
    2016

  • Yvan Salomone
    0936_0716 _spireesprit, 2016
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0937_0816 _lignumvitae, 2016
    Watercolour on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0935_0716 _eaudelanuit, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0929_0516 _lentreprise, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0915_0116 _arrieration, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 137 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0910_1015 _roomservice, 2015
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0917_0116 _maitrescale, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0926_0416 _avestrucera, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0928_0516 _voldoiseaux, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 137 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0930_0516 _strougatski, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138

  • Yvan Salomone
    0931_0616 _alternative, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

  • Yvan Salomone
    0932_0616 _elaboratoire, 2016
    Watercolor on paper
    95 x 138 cm

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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