Yvan Salomone

Praz-Delavallade | Paris

Yvan Salomone makes watercolors, and yet he shows with an avant-garde space in the thirteenth arrondissement that is part of the community of galleries recently dubbed the “Scène Est” (East scene). It should be pointed out that this forty-year-old French artist doesn’t create the kinds of pretty landscapes one might associate with the medium. Instead, he depicts port cities, such as Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Dieppe, Shanghai, Dakar, or Rotterdam. Salomone lives only steps away from the port of Saint-Malo in Brittany, and he has visited it constantly for several years now, in addition to taking occasional longer trips to other urban waterfronts. He includes in his paintings not only the ocean liners, cargo ships, tankers, ferries, tugboats, clocks, and dockyards typically found in ports, but also warehouses, freight containers, oil tanks, trucks, cranes, customs offices, construction sites,

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