Visual Essay: Yoan Sorin

We are happy to present a new series of visual essays by contemporary artists, specially designed for Art Viewer. Our first essay features Yoan Sorin’s work “Household,” in which the artist gives insights into the patterns he finds in his working processes and mechanisms.

Through an intimate and colorful approach, the artist creates capturing environments that resonate with personal meaning, utilizing materials and objects from the lives of friends and family that he uses to invoke their presence as witnesses to his work. For the artist, there is always a search between his intimacy and the place where his work takes shape.

We intend to bring you a new visual essay in each installment that reflects the diversity of artists’ work today.

Yoan Sorin is a French artist known for his multidisciplinary approach, incorporating sculpture, installation, and performance. He explores themes of identity, memory, and the human condition, often challenging viewers’ perceptions through his thought-provoking creations. Sorin’s work has been exhibited recently during the Anozero Biennial of Coimbra (Portugal) at Embajada (San Juan, Porto Rico), 14n61w (Fort de France, Martinique), 3bisf (Aix en Provence, France) and 40mcube (Rennes, France)

Yoan Sorin With Marie Preston at Centre d’art contemporain Les Capucins

Artists: Yoan Sorin With Marie Preston and the participation of classes from the schools of Cézanne and Pasteur in Embrun

Exhibition title: Qui pourrait nous emmener près du soleil?

Venue: Centre d’art contemporain Les Capucins, Embrun, France

Date: April 25 – June 4, 2022

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and François Deladerrière