Yoann Lossel

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Yoann Lossel

France

Yoann Lossel has exhibited his work in numerous galleries around the world, mainly in the United States. Award-winning artist, he is well known for his meticulous work combining graphite and gold leaf, legacy of the iconography that he cherishes such as the Italian Renaissance, the Symbolist, Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements.

He currently lives in the legendary Broceliande forest in Brittany.

« Large landscapes fascinate me. I have always admired the strength that emerges from these visions.

 Before locking myself up into my workshop to represent these worlds, I am primarily a contemplative searching for spaces and atmospheres. I pay particular attention to the "outside the frame", this tiny nuance that transforms a space into a story. The Time that shapes the tree and forces it to adopt a posture, the erosion of the stone which distinguished this very one from all the others, the wind modifying the moor and forcing the hawthorn to grow horizontally. These shrubs you identify in the hilltops of Devon or the paintings of Hokusai. I have a special affection for ruins : this spaces where time becomes tangible, somewhere between civilization and wilderness. I try to to offer these places a population whom inhabits them, which integrates them with consistency.

To feed the depth of these scenes, I opted for the use of gold leaf which generate background by their way of reflecting light. Thus are born twilights and dawns. »

https://www.yoannlossel.com/

* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 14th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.