Yves Bélorgey

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Yves Bélorgey

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The modern city and buildings as an art subject

In an attempt to replicate reality, Yves Bélorgey takes photographs of buildings which will subsequently constitute the focal point of his pictural transcription.

Born in 1960, a small French township, Yves Bélorgey resides and works in Montreuil. After some time spent living in Marseille, he decides to indefinitely and fully dedicate himself to the focus of his artistic work: the modern city and most particularly its buildings throughout the 50’s to 70’s, the ones located on the outskirts of each and every city around the world .Also, oil painting, squared canvas and the absence of any human subject make up for the three trademark characteristics of Bélorgey’s art. In an attempt to replicate reality, he takes photographs of the buildings, which will subsequently constitute the focal point of his pictural transcription. Then, once he is back in his workshop, Bélorgey attempts to replicate the essence of the photographed buildings through the process of photo-collage. Although always remaining realistic overall, he sometimes lets loose of colours and shapes in his works.

Yves Bélorgey, born in 1960 in Montreuil, France