Visual Essay

Yoan Sorin


“The owners wanted a balance of modernity and comfort that combined the refinement and minimalism of a contemporary beach house, without the cold, “uncompromising” beauty of a modern structure.” The large living room, the central element of the house which connects the two sleeping areas, is made of gray stone and blond wood. The layout of the kitchen along a long wall, facing that of the fireplace on the other side of the room, allows light to pass through every hour of the day thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling windows. The vast open volume – which can be a real challenge in terms of circulation and space planning – is naturally distributed without being broken up thanks to the bookcase created by ? which forms a soft separation which does not disrupt the views in the room and or towards the outside. Table, bookcase, sofa are parallel, nothing in the arrangement of the furniture and decoration elements disturbs the course of the gaze towards the ocean.


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)