For Yves Marcellin, Artist-Photographer, visual portaitist, the use of large formats contributes to the disturbing effect of the distinguishable or indistinguishable movement he imparts to the faces and bodies of his subjects: actors, dancers, models, men or women, famous or anonymous.
The portraits of Yves Marcellin shock the viewer with the transforming distinguishable or indistinguishable movement he imposes upon them.
They are the work of an explosive photographer, blasting and agitating emotions.
His photographic artworks provokes the senses as well as the mind in showing the human soul by turn sad, suffering, angry, fierce, hateful, or joyous, euphoric, in love, playful, or peaceful.
The technique of distinguishable or indistinguishable movement he has developed and used in these portraits enables him to erase or accentuate the emotions, behaviors, expressions, attitudes, postures, gestures or the stigma of his subjects.
By turn illusory, imaginary, dreamlike, realistic, or natural but always insolite, the photographic works of Yves Marcellin attract as well as disturb.
Dance in Trance is a photographic series in which Marcellin invites the spectator to observe the dancer entering into trance, « a modified state of consciousness involving primarily an experience of division, a sense of splitting or multiplication of the personality ».
Yves Marcellin shows us this profound modification of the physical being, actually transforming the dancer into an envelope which appears, as it moves, to change form from vaporous, to multiple, to jumping, blurry, hallucinatory, peaceful, colorful, monstrous, or cadaveresque.
« Dance in Trance » reveals the spectacle of dancers possessed, whose animated bodies are controlled by unknown inhabitants.
There is also the series « Remembrances » which represents an important step in Yves Marcellin’s work.
It’s an invitation to serenity and self-discovery that Yves Marcellin proposes in this extraordinary exposition, a series of portraits consecrated to the five remembrances of Buddha.
Through the medium of these images, Marcellin reflects on five inescapable elements
in the life of every human being: age, sickness, death, separation, and the consequences of our actions.
« Remembrances » is an opportunity for him to take a spiritual and artistic step in a life rich with experiences, both happy and unhappy. It is also the affirmation of his engaged commitment to photography as a vector of his life philosophy.
This profound photographic series is a veritable aid to the acceptance of the inevitable fundamental five elements of life.
On his website you can discover the full diversity of this original artist’s work, and experience his talent as a true « agitator of emotions ».
Exhibitions and Public Auction (Pierre Cornette de Saint- Cyr, Auctioneer) , of the series « LAUGHTER » , 8 photos of celebrity – June, July and August 2011 at Restaurant L’Esplanade in Paris (Public Auction) and at Hotel L’Ermitage in Saint-Tropez (Exhibition and Sale) for the exclusive benefit of IGR – Institute Gustave Roussy, Europe’s leading center Institute for the fight against cancer.
Exhibition of the series « REMEMBRANCES » at Kiron Gallery 6 to 12 June 2012 .
Exhibition of the series « EXPLOSIONS » in Ramatuelle from July 16 to September 16, 2012 at Mistral, 5, rue Victor Leon.
Exhibition of the series « EXPLOSIONS » and « MAN IS A TREE » at ARTMONTI Gallery, 10/12, rue Budé, 75004 Paris from 3 to 15 November 2012.
Exhibition of the series « DANCE IN TRANCE » at the Mistral in Ramatuelle, 5, rue Victor Léon from 1 May to 30 September 2013.
Exhibition of the series « WOMEN, I LOVE YOU » at Cabane Bambou in Ramatuelle from 1 June to 30 September 2013.
Exhibition of the series « PORTRAITS » at ARTMONTI Gallery, 10/12, rue Budé, 75004 Paris from 16 to 30 November 2013.
Exhibition of the series « PORTRAITS » at Mistral in Ramatuelle, 5, rue Victor Leon, from 31 March to 1st October 2014.
Exhibition of the series « PORTRAITS » at Bistro des Lices in
Saint-Tropez from 11 july to 10 august 2014.
Exhibition of the series « PORTRAITS » at gallery Philippe GHEZZI at Arles from 9 july to 21 september 2014.
Exhibition of the series « EFFIGIES » at Art3F, 1er Salon International d’Art Contemporain in Nice on 17, 18 and 19 October 2014.
Exhibition of the series « SHINING » at Galerie Corrado BORTONE, 13 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris from 3 to 28 february 2015
Exhibition of the series « SHINING » at VL Expertise Comptable, 48 bld Raspail, 75006 Paris from 20 April 2015
Exhibition of the series « MEMORABLE PORTRAITS » from 1st to 31 july 2015 during the « Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2015 » at Galerie Arles, 3 rue Giraud, 13200 Arles
Exhibition of the series « PORTRAITS MÉMORABLES » at l’Atelier des Fées from 1st August 2015, 183 Résidence la Roche des Fées, 83350 Ramatuelle
Exhibition of the series « ÉTREINTES » at l’Atelier des Fées from 3rd of March 2016, 183 Résidence la Roche des Fées, 83350 Ramatuelle
Exhibition of the series « ICÔNES PROFANES » at l’Atelier des Fées from 1st of May 2016, 183 Résidence la Roche des Fées, 83350 Ramatuelle
Exhibition of the series « ICÔNES PROFANES » at « l’Espace Culturel du Lavandou », avenue de Provence, 83980 Le Lavandou, from 1st to 5th June 2016 (collective exhibition of Blaise Obino friends).