Yanis Frere
Artist/
Digital artist

Yanis Frere

Digital artist

Bio

I am a 27-year-old Parisian artist who works on the visual links between dreams, nightmares, and reality. Throughout our life, our lived experiences bring to light in our minds a multitude of elements of mental representation that come to create new images, modify them, or enrich pre- existing images. A network of images is thus stimulated during the creation of plastic works. I do paintings and prints using photographs of my own body and all the elements that I find visually interesting in nature. I change and transform the smallest fragment of the real world to integrate it into an imaginary composition.
I work on my compositions using different filters, lights, and framing, to question the viewer on the processes used in the productions and on the many themes that I address through my images. The angles and tips that I use allow me to create landscapes, a visual narration through scenes that sometimes involve several mythical characters. In my paintings, the use of colored inks is important. It allows the layering of shapes, illusion of movement, adds additional colors and creates the strength of a dynamic composition. I was influenced by the great artists of the symbolic era: Odilon Redon, Mikhaïl Vroubel, Gustave Moreau, Arnold Böcklin and Fernand Khnopff (to name a few).
The main subjects that I often talk about in my works are on the afterlife, science fiction, spirituality, ecology, and politics. For me, it is about reversing values and offering the viewer a vision of a dreamlike world with unique codes that govern it, and whose foundations belong to the real world. I try to trigger an emotion on the part of the person who is concentrating on one of my paintings. I try to provoke the same introspection that I experience during the process of creating a painting with the complete stranger who plunges into my universe during an exhibition visit.

Artworks