Yann Letestu

Yann Letestu

His art

Yann Letestu’s representational art is both clearly personified and indefinite. The apparent paradox goes on in the artist’s eternal quest for equilibrium: his technique is both classical and intuitive, the minute details of his characters contrast with the silent vastness of his backdrops and his on-going travelling theme is nostalgic and yet hopeful.

His technique

“I find my maps in antique dealer shops and mount them on canvas via a process called marouflage. The map is the base of my art. Thereon, the other elements of the painting appear to me and I paint them using watercolor and acrylic. I only use five to six colors, whether the subjects are from Asia, Africa, Brittany or the South of France. Despite the maps, there are no clear-cut geographical references. I want everyone to identify with the subject matter and not feel enclosed within a given space. I seek to stimulate their imagination and their personal memories.”

His life

As an artist, Yann Letestu had his first light-bulb moment at nine while traveling with his family in a sailing boat across the Atlantic Ocean from Marseilles to Venezuela. He knew then and there that drawing and painting were his life. He studied the fine arts in Orleans in 2001 but has been selling his art work since the age of sixteen. Since then, he has been painting, illustrating and exhibiting in fairs and galleries, and even had a book of paintings published.

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  • Compagnon de route 60x60cm 1600€

    Compagnon de route

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    Compagnon de route 60x60cm 1600€
  • Yann Letestu – Bédouin dans le désert

    Bédouin dans le désert 30x40 cm Techniques mixtes sur papier
  • Cabanon de plage 30x40cm 350€

    Yann Letestu – Cabanon de plage

    Cabanon de plage 30x40cm Techniques mixtes sur papier
  • Cinéma de bord de mer 65x92cm 2500€

    Yann Letestu – Cinéma de bord de mer

    Cinéma de bord de mer 65x92cm Techniques mixtes sur carte ...
  • Yann Letestu – Golfe du Tonkin

    Yann Letestu Golfe du Tonkin 60x60 cm Techniques mixtes sur carte ...
  • Yann Letestu – Le gardien dans la brume

    Yann Letestu Le gardien dans la brume 60x60 cm * Techniques ...
  • Yann Letestu – Un chemin vers la mer

    Un chemin vers la mer 60x60 cm Techniques mixtes sur ...