Whether it be a classical nude, still life, or urban cityscape, Yves Crenn's delicate pastel & watercolor works convey a unique sense of sensitivity and emotional depth, much like the Italian frescoes he's admired throughout his life.
Citing inspiration from a trip to Pompeii as a young child, Crenn's interest in painting came after the death of his brother in 1985, after which art served as an emotional release.
By utilizing a combination of pastel & watercolor atop a handmade etching paper, exclusive use of warm, muted tones command an intimate, inviting response from the observer. The gentle softness of his work mimics the ambiguous and often nostalgic properties associated with the passing of time. More than just conveying beauty, his work is noted for its strong emotional presence, with Artension quite accurately describing his work as “an expression of an individual interior need".
Crenn's unparalleled ability to showcase natural beauty many of which will be shown in an upcoming show in August at M Fine Arts Galerie, alongside artist Diana Nicosia.
To learn more about Yves Crenn, including a list of available works, visit his artist profile.