Yves Goyatton

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"The weight of time ", 2017 Concrete 17"X11"X10" © yves goyatton
Architectonic, 2016 Bronze 23"X13"X14" © Yves goyatton
untitled III, 2008 Bronze 8x5x22 © yves goyatton
Untitled " Best in show" , Carmel art festival, 2007 Bronze 22x6x8 © yves goyatton
Quick Facts
Lyon France
Lives in
Works in
Representing galleries
Big Sur Post ranch gallery , Carmel Art Association
modern, figurative, sculpture

My current body of work represents my fascination with the mystery of abstract shapes and their juxtaposition with human form. My work has taken this concept most li terally by combining the human form and the abstracted shapes of modern landscapes.

I am a process-oriented
artist. The process is what drives my work from one piece to the next. I am constantly exploring my personal boundaries. I am inspired by all the steps in which art is made; I am not afraid to face the difficulties the process requires of me, so long as I continue to learn and grow from it.  The process allows me to conquer problems; these challenges allow new points of departure for the next works.

I enjoy composing in a fusion between these two elements. I conceive my work  primarily as abstract with anthropomorphic elements.  It is important for me to begin with an idea, but remain malleable to the end result. It is most important to me that the piece reflects a refined aesthetic, which I can only describe when I am visually satisfied. This becomes my new boundary for the next work: to exceed what I have done before without duplication.

The work that I make gives me the freedom to go anywhere. The abstract liberates where the figurative constrains. The work sets up my boundaries and I push against them. This is our relationship.

I am interested in the correlation between humans and their environment, specifically the natural form and the industrial landscape. My work references the integration of architecture to natural environment. I want the viewer to have the freedom to be transported in his own personal perception and imagination.

Selected group Exhibitions

New member show, Carmel Art Association, California, June 2010.

Carmel Art and Film Festival, Devendorf park, October 2009.

Marin Society of Artists National Juried Show, August 2009.

Infusion gallery Los Angeles California, May 2009.

Le salon d’etudiant, Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Mars 2008.

Inspiration, California State University at Monterey Bay, February 2008.

Carmel Art Festival, Sculpture in the Park, Carmel, California, may 2007.

Locals Show, Outer Edge Studio, Monterey, California, October 2006.
Sculpture Indoors, Winfield Gallery, Carmel, California, May 2005.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Pacific Grove Art center, Pacific Grove, California, July 2008.

Selected Publication

831 magazine profile, Feb 2010

San Francisco chronicle, July 2008

Carmel Pine Cone, July 2008

Monterey herald, July 2008

Go, Monterey herald, February 2008

Go, Monterey Herald, October 2007

KSBW channel, video interview Sand City West End, August 2007

Fine art connoisseur, June 2007


Carmel Art Festival,” Best in Show”, Carmel, California, May 2007



AA, Studio Art, Sculpture, Monterey Peninsula College 2003

Direct Study, Jordu Schell, Los Angeles, California 2000 
El Camino College, Los Angeles, California 1999   
Art preparation, Ecole de Conde, Lyon, France 1998

Represented by

Carmel Art Association, Dolores Carmel, California

Ventana gallery, big Sur, California


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