LBiography : Philippe Yvon is a visual artist whose work deals with the urban tear. After studying literature and cinema, Philippe Yvon developed an interest in contemporary urban Art. He then focused on the fate of the urban posters that his fellow citizens tear up. As a result he explores the world of ripping and color, and of words that lose their original meaning within the frame of his still images. He centers his pictures according to graphic and societal choices. His goal is to take the Art from the street and show it to everybody.
Originally from the Var area, he currently lives in Paris, a city where he can wander and photograph tears on walls and urban furniture. If Paris is particularly fascinating, other cities and places he came across during his travels have also been the subject of his photographic observations.
His research is guided by the aesthetic feel of the urban wounds that he fixes in an image, a single snapshot, onto his paintings. His daily task is meticulous,