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Yannick Fournie

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Never Kiss , 2015 Oil On Canvas 160 X 130 Cm
20170110165010-neveragain
Never Again, 2015 Oil On Canvas 150 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
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The Billboard Creative Show 2016, 2016 © yannick Fournié
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The Billboard Creative Show 2016 © yannick Fournié
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Francl Gallery Exhibition , Cannes - 2016
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Golden Boy, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 130 X 97 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Never Dive, 2015 Oil On Canvas 200 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111044051-catch130x160
Never Say, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
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Birth 1, 2015 Oil On Canvas 195 X130 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Birth 2, 2015 Oil On Canvas 195 X 130 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Golden Boy 2, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 116 X 90 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111044736-goldenjail120x160
Golden Jail, 2016 Oil On Canvas © yannick Fournié
20170111044815-last_mask_200x200
Last mask , 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 200 X 200 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111051418-puta_madre__150_x_150_cm
Puta madré, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 150 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111051601-seduction_130x195cm
Seduction, 2015 Oil On Canvas 195 X130 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111051607-neverseen160x130
Never seen, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
20170111051635-neverkiss2_130x160
Never Kiss 2, 2015 Oil On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
20170111051701-neverbreathe114x195
Never Breathe, 2015 Oil On Canvas 195 X 130 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111061822-afterdinner
20170111061900-aftermath4acrylique200x160cm
Aftermath 4, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 200x 160 © yannick Fournié
20170111062123-almost_seen___re_sine_145x114
Almost seen, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 145 X 114 Cm
20170111062159-aftemath2
Aftermath 1, 2016 Oil On Canvas 200 X 160 Cm
20170111062221-american_exode2__techniques_mixte_sur_toiles114x145cm
American exode 1, 2014 Oil On Canvas 145 X 114 Cm © yannick Fournié
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American exode 2, 2016 Oil On Canvas 160 X 130cm
20170111062351-buterfly_effect_1
Butterfly effect, 2014 Oil On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
20170111062522-choice_of_weapons_165x130_
Choice of weapon 1, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
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Golden Boy 2, 2015 Oil On Canvas 150 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111062841-ffonce_
The Social network, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 195 X 114 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111062909-nine_eleven_120x120cm
Nine Eleven, 2015 Oil On Canvas 120 X 120 © yannick Fournié
20170111062924-serenity160x130
Serenity, 2016 Oil On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
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Phone call, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 150 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Serenity 2, 2016 Oil On Canvas 120 X 120 © yannick Fournié
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Aftermath 3, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 200 X 200 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Out of breathe, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 195 X 130 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111063237-only_god_forgive_200x145
only God Forgives, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 200 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111063408-nbnineeleven
Nine Eleven studie, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 96 X 73 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111063550-nbneverkiss4
Never Kiss 3, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 130 X 97 Cm
20170111063604-neverlook195x130
Never Look, 2015 Oil On Canvas 195 X130 Cm
20170111063733-nbalmostseen1
Almost seen 2, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 97 X 73 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111063734-gagarine_2_point_0_120_x120_cm
Gagarine 2.0, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 120 X 120 © yannick Fournié
20170111063824-clairobscur2_huile_120x120cm
Nine Eleven 2, 2015 Oil On Canvas 120 X 120 © yannick Fournié
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Bather Hotel du Palais , 2016 Oil On Canvas 195 X 130 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Farther , 2014 Oil On Canvas 195 X 130 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Bather South East, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 150 X 100 © yannick Fournié
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Bather Yndo, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 160 X 130cm © yannick Fournié
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Bather 1, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 145 X 114 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Aftermath 2, 2016 Oil On Canvas 200 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Before Diner, 2016 Oil On Canvas 145 X 100 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Bather 2, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 120 X 120 © yannick Fournié
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Bather Regina , 2015 Oil On Canvas 195 X 130 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Closer, 2015 Oil On Canvas 145 X 100 Cm © yannick Fournié
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The Social network 2, 2016 Oil On Canvas 130 X 110 Cm © yannick Fournié
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The Boxer, 2014 Oil On Canvas 160 X 114 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Untitled Monochrome , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 145 X 100 Cm © yannick Fournié
20170111070521-choice3
Choice of weapon 3, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 195 X130 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Choice of weapon 2, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 150 X 150 Cm © yannick Fournié
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Bertrand Delacroix Gallery - Incognito Exhibition
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Bertrand Delacroix Gallery - Incognito Exhibition
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
France
Birth year
1972
Lives in
Biarritz
Schools
Biographie


BIOGRAPHY
 
Yannick Fournié was born in 1972 in the South of France.

After enrolling at the École des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux, he eventually decided to join the  french army. His quest for identity, and the lack of a military father absent from his life, compelled him to enrol in the parachute regiment. He stayed there for three years. This experience, although emotionally very powerful, only partially fulfilled his expectations. Taken with freedom and in search of new experiences, he pursued a career in sport.

In 2011, he eventually gave in to the nagging and unappeased need to paint. Twenty years of an intensely lived life were required to wean him off his quest for meaning.

For four  years, alone in front of the canvas in his studio, Yannick Fournié has uncompromisingly painted subjects that appeal to him, worlds into which he injects strength and inwardness.

 

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

“I belong to a rich and dense generation where everything jostles with everything else: Pop Art, Comics, Street Art, the brilliance of the Internet and social networking, of reality television, contemporary audiovisual trash. I am the euphoric, baffled witness to a social, economic and ecological disintegration that I sometimes find beautiful.”

Fournié’s large, colorful works are extremely expressive and many of his subjects confront the viewer face-on, forcing them to question not only the identity of the subject but consider questions about their own identity and role in society. However, it is not only the unusual content that sets his work apart; his painterly technique and mastery over the human figure add to the power of his paintings.


About his INCOGNITO series , the artist says : 

“In a little Mexican town,  as a good tourist, I have been the evening spectator of a wrestling  match with bodybuilders “ luchadores” , flowing, shouting out, making the show in their costume behind their multicolored mask.
 
The day after , in a local supermarket, I found myself face to face with one of the two Wrestlers that I had seen the day before. This meeting seemed to me surrealist because this one who was dressed in normal clothes similar to mine, still wore his wrestling mask of the previous day. He was shopping ,as me,  with in his shopping bag all the trite things of any person.The local  fans were enthused around him in the store shelves,  asking him for autographs and photos close to him. The magic of the mask still always operated, and the toilet paper in his shopping bag didn’t hurt not at all his  prestige and his fame. He was a great local hero. "
 
The creating work around Mexican Wrestling masks arose from this unexpected meeting, from this contrast between ordinary individual with the extraordinary and popular symbol .Without being  a  Mexican wrestling fan, Yannick Fournié use  those masks as graphic and colored  metaphor : Mask are  the representation of the individual in the society. In his paintings , the artist puts a mask in everyday life  acts , and submit us a reflection:
 
What mask do we put on to exist or to be recognized in our society?
Does it allow  to hide what we really are or to bring to light us a little more?

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