Vincent 2019

Yves Scherer

aluminum – painted

The Swiss Yves Scherer (1987) lives and works in New York. His work belongs to the hyperrealism style and his works are characterized by linking celebrity culture, fan fiction, and sometimes his own very personal life experiences. Yves Scherer uses behind-the-scenes stories, such as the much-discussed love affair between Johnny Depp and Kate Moss. This, on purpose to portray everyday moments, often romantic and with a striking combination of intimate thoughts and familiar faces.

His work reflects on a voyeuristic desire to peek into the seemingly impenetrable lives of celebrities. The image Vincent is a reference to the French actor Vincent Cassel walking on the beach, dressed in thin and tight swimming trunks only. Scherer says about this: “I’m not necessarily interested in nudity, but in the absence of clothes. Clothes represent culture: the clothed versus the unclothed body is immediately an analogy with a nature-culture dichotomy or whatever you want to call it.”

Scherer uses the rosé as a delicate shade as a reference to sexuality and in this way creates a daydream that tilts an non-reciprocal relationship towards a reciprocal one.