Yvan Tostain

Yvan Tostain

Paris, France

About Yvan Tostain

Born in Paris, I've been studying music before I came to sculpture & photography.
Everything is matter. Life is matter.Matter is transformed under infinite, infime pressure. just like the earth is modeled in infinite ways and this since ages. I didn't invent anything.I have only reproduced the same gesture, for hours, months, days and moons. Jeweller shaping moonlike silver, a metal so very feminine, I couldn't restrict myself to so small dimensions.Hollowing out space, anyhow so reduced in the city, I shaped those women so much so that, in the end, they became all rounded. Enchanted I remain, by a conformist aesthetics, slightly 'dubious' perhaps, but I still dream of the beauty of the works by the 'Renaissance' masters.And a 're-birth', it certainly is ! To live for my art and by my art before it's too late.
All the same, my anguish remains serene at the idea of shaping her body again, as under the surge of primitive impulse.
I sculpt.
Finally, as an exception, I write.


"You can run but you can't hide" Oscar wilde,


2014 February, Me & Moon Gallery, Paris


2013 Azote Gallery, Paris,Vanities
2012 Azote Gallery, Paris, Nudes
2008 Norton Rose Paris
2007 Art Formel Gallery, Paris