8400 Oostende, België
Yves Beaumont thoughtfully explores the relations between reality and imagination, between what is represented and the image that takes form on the carrier. The recognisability remains present to a greater or lesser degree, but the sketched or painted image becomes an autonomical, sensual entity. The reality of the image constantly prevails over the reality of the concept evoked. Undoubtedly Yves Beaumont is conscious of the fact that eventually every representation falls short when trying to capture reality. Perhaps for him, in the end, representing is but an alibi for the experience of happening, of acting, of the appearance and disappearance of a possible representation. It is a permanent traveling between construction and deconstruction, painting and painting over, to the ambiguous borderland between the recognisable (meaningful) and the uncertain (meaningless). It is as if the painter reaches for this one, liminal moment between significativeness and absence, between the representation and that which is not representable.