‘When talking about his work, Yves Beaumont frequently refers to famous historic painters like Caspar David Friedrich and the artists of the Hudson River School, all people who were possessed by both landscapes and painting. Beaumont shares this obsession and is able to channel and express it. He is an adept at stripping away the superfluous. There is nothing anecdotal in his work, nothing that distracts you from the essence of the landscape. He is fascinated ‘by the power that lies in the absence of things, by emptiness’. Through this fascination he produces intriguing paintings that possess a certain timelessness, paintings that invite you to get lost in them, to endlessly explore them, modest in size though they may be.’
Yves Beaumont (Oostende, º1970) lives and works in Ostend.
Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent .
His works make part of numerous private and public collections, such as collections of the Flemish Parliament, Museum of Fine Arts, Kortrijk, Museum of Fine Arts, Ostend, Province West-Flanders, Belgian Ministry of the Interior Affaires, Ensor Institute, Ostend, Mercator Bank and Insurance, Antwerp, MuZee, Ostend, Antwerp University, SBK / Stichting Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam (NL), Belgian Embassy, Hanoi (Vietnam).