Christian Lacroix, Yoann Estevenin. Nés de la dernière pluie, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2021
1st edition Edition of 200 numbered copies Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm, 64 pages French edition ISBN: 978-2-491901-10-3
Yoann Estevenin. Nés de la dernière pluie is Galerie Vachet-Delmas's first publication on the French artist. It includes recent works by Yoann Estevenin which dialogue with an original text by Christian Lacroix.
Born in 1992 in Cagnes-sur-Mer in France, Yoann Estevenin lives and works in Paris. After the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Montpellier in 2014, he graduated with the congratulations of the jury of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2018. He was also selected in 2019 for the prize for contemporary drawing from the Beaux-arts de Paris, and in 2020 for the Sisley Prize. Yoann Estevenin's work is regularly presented in solo and group exhibitions both in France and abroad. We can highlight his last solo exhibition at the Galerie Vachet-Delmas in Sauve in 2019, his participation in “Félicità” at the Palais des Beaux-arts in Paris the same year or “100%” at Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. Yoann Estevenin shapes a melancholy and irreverent universe. He attaches prime importance to the papers, materials and colors he works with. With his fingertips, with pastels, pigments or make-up, he draws desiring beings, unbridled, ambiguous and flamboyant characters. Undefinable phantasmagorical bodies that evolve between genres, between temporalities and between realities.
"I have never met Yoann Estevenin before. Only at the turn of a poster, a screen, an image. And that for the moment is almost enough. To stop exactly as at the red light, somewhat forbidden, if not "flabbergasted", astonished in any case, at the sight of a pictorial UFO, of a graphic innovation which prevents you from going quietly on your way, already constitutes for me a real “encounter”. Both astonishment and curiosity have become scarce commodities today. "(Christian Lacroix)
Born in Arles in 1951, the couturier Christian Lacroix began studying Art History at the Faculty of Montpellier in 1969, with the aim of becoming a museum curator. In 1971, he moved to Paris and continued his studies at the Sorbonne, before joining the Ecole du Louvre. His entire career in the world of fashion has been marked by his passion for art, which he has combined for a long time, in particular at the Réattu Museum in his hometown, where he regularly organizes exhibitions, when he is not he is not the curator of the Photographic Meetings. In 2015, the Cognacq-Jay museum in Paris commissioned him to renew the common thread of the permanent exhibition through the theme of costume, and to curate the temporary exhibition “Lights, carte blanche to Christian Lacroix”, in a confrontation of 18th century works from the Cognacq-Jay collection with works by contemporary artists, such as Tim Walker, John Currin or Glenn Brown. In 2018, he was responsible for the staging of the exhibition "The Empire of Roses" devoted to the art of the Iranian Qajar dynasty at the Louvre-Lens.