Yves Trémorin — La Dérivée mexicaine



Yves Trémorin
La Dérivée mexicaine

Past: January 28 → April 15, 2012

The idea behind Yves Trémorin’s photographs, both sensual and shimmering, but at the same time crude and violent, is to translate the traditional and contemporary myths of Mexican culture and bring them to the surface visually.

In 2009, during an artistic residency in Mexico, Yves Trémorin, a well-known figure on the French art scene, started a portfolio of images — a sort of surrealistic inventory — to explore the cultural and ancestral themes which persist in contemporary Mexico. Through photographic representation and using as vehicles the body, animals or ordinary objects, Yves Trémorin’s “derivatives” conjure up symbolic figures piercing the layers of Mexican culture.

Working with a visual vocabulary developed in the 1980s, often called the aesthetic of the banal (close-ups, crude lighting, tight framing, sharpness and a quasi scientific descriptive style), Yves Trémorin seeks to create a poetic and striking interpretation of Mexican myths.

77 Seine-et-Marne Zoom in 77 Seine-et-Marne Zoom out

107, av. de la République

77340 Pontault-Combault

T. 01 70 05 49 80 — F. 01 70 05 49 84


Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday, 1 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Other times by appointment

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artist

  • Yves Trémorin