FACE à FACE

FACE à FACE

Yvan THEYS
20 January - 24 February 2011
 



Latest works The paintings and sculptures that I have chosen to present upset me. Yvan had presented it to me with modesty, without words. They had been too much. These paintings do not settle in his work, but they are a natural consequence, the narrow face to face with a man and his destiny. Yvan Theys does not work on a topic, but looks and tells the silence that follows. Yvan is a generous artist and demanding. His quick wit analysis consists discovered. It all makes sense, becomes solid, hide the fear and injustice. This series of paintings do not offer. It is for us to go to them, simply, to dare to tame them. They open a passage, a quest for life against time, illness, death. Yvan is not an illusion, he sees, and he accompanied us about it. These shadows, it’s him, those he loved, those he brought. Us.

Thierry Diers