Yoan Sorin started as a professional sportsman before graduating from L’école des Beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes; Concordia University, Montreal and finally from the University of Castilla la Mancha, Cuenca. He was briefly a teacher in Haiti, a cultural guide in Greece and founded an artists’ residence in Douarnenez. He uses various mediums in his work, exploring the limits of creative processes between success and failure. The performance becomes an essential element in his production in order to physically experience the nature of the objects created. Infused with popular culture, his drawings, paintings, videos and performances disturb the distinctions between popular culture and art in a setting set of errors, deletions, repetitions, drawings or lines without ends. By using simple visual signs, Sorin addresses complex themes that tie his approach to critical work on social, political and cultural issues. Recent exhibitions include group show Dust specks on the sea, Hunter East Harlem Galerie, New York (2019), solo shows Slash Universe, with Dana Michel, CAC Brétigny, Brétigny sur Orge (2019), Quand le soleil s’éteint, espace d’art contemporain 14N 61W, Martinique (2018) as well as Watch Your Back, Mosquito Coast, Campbon (2017). Sorin has been a part of group shows in the USA, France, Martinique and Romania. Sorin is currently artist in residence at Triangle Astérides in Marseille, France.
Sorin, Yoanespace d’art contemporain 14N 61W
Born 1982 in Cholet, France
Lives and works in Douarnenez, Marseille