60 years after his death, the artist Yves Klein, or “Yves the monochrome”, is exhibited in the greatest galleries and museums in the world. In 1956, he created the IKB, International Klein Blue, which, for him, is not only “the most perfect expression of blue” but also the materialization of individual sensitivity, between infinite expanse and microscopic light.
Elena Palumbo-Mosca, model “woman brush” and friend of the artist confided to me: “Yves is an avant-garde, his works have never been as modern as they are today”.
My encounter with the work of Yves Klein brought me to the man, his life, his friends and his story. From Nice to Paris via Fontenay-aux-Roses and La Colle-sur-Loup, I immerse myself in his presence, his poetic view, his relationship to the world.
Approaching contemporary art, this series retraces the era of the creation of the New Realism movement.
A major part of the series, “Monochrome” is produced in the studio, allowing to refocus on the history of the artist while creating a complete impregnation. Also to report on all of his work by controlling the space in which we find ourselves and the space that we transmit, the void.
The light is chosen, directed and decisive, it highlights the key elements, both Klein blue (iconic IKB) and the purity of the void, both symbolic in his art. It is in a still life composition that the other elements take their place. A stage of life retraced in a photograph through a chosen composition, a documentary approach taking shape from a visual angle.