Yves Hayat

Born in Egypt. In 1956 Yves Hayat discovered France and the conditions of his uprooting..
From 1966 to 1971, National School of Arts in Nice French Riviera.
Lives and works between Nice-french Riviera and Paris.

"I admit that I'm more interest in manipulating reality than in recording it. My artwork between photography, installation and "Figuration narrative" proposes visions where theatricalization is a part of the project. I am a total visual consumer : I film, download, scan, retouch.... as the director of a new reality. Using superimpositions, shifts, misappropriations, I confront past and present, beauty and horror, indifference and fanaticism. Through a questioning about the art/ politic/ media relations, I try to conceive a critical art work where the attraction for the culture of media, cinema and advertising shows through. Using modern techniques, my work propose a report of what our history and our society have thought, generated, transformed, destroyed... while always keeping in mind that when the work of Art creates unrest, it evacuates the common place"

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