Through a strictly artistic approach, Yves Hayat expresses a philosophical thought, not in
complicated words but by speaking to our senses, in a clear, untortured way. He presents the essence of our human condition and of our time, bringing out its distinctive characteristics and its violence (…)
The originality of Yves Hayat’s works lies in the amalgam of artistic perception with images from a communication and information-based society. The titles he gives to his works (Business must go on, Parfum de Révolte, The Icons are Tired, The Shadow of your smile, Femmes au bord de la Crise de Guerre, La Maculée Conception,…) from utterly highjacked advertising slogans, have the effect of giving a meaning to the pollution of our everyday lives. They reveal our identity and display our own brand.
Not a celebration of barbarity, but rather the fascination created by human ambivalence (…).
François Birembaux, 2015