Yaz, a French artist, was born in 1974 in a city sculptured into rock, called Constantine of North East Algeria. As a child he grew up exposed to a variety of cultures, with his family moved to Montreal in Canada in 1978. His passion to create has been revealed when his family emigrated to France in 1982. After his studies in 1994, he began working as a trader at Paris Stock Exchange, to finance his artistic production. Presently working in Paris and Flores, he would be best described as a citizen of the world with an ability to travel and create anywhere.
Specializing in mixed media, painting, sculpture, photography, and art of mirror, Yaz defies boundaries, engages emotions and communicates visions via a common language. He is a strong humanist who constantly seeks understanding of the environment around us. Recently he has been photographing visual paradoxes found in various global cultures.
He sees, feels and then creates via a mixed media of photography, layered paint, infused light and detailed sculpture in bronze, resin and aluminium. His works often draw attention to the fragile line between private and public realms, with intense colour and passion.
His style is bold, competent and confident beyond his years; a courageous approach that is part "happenstance" and very much about the process of moving paint around while still under control.
As a multi-talent artist, Yaz's creativeness has already enjoyed tremendous success and generated a substantial buzz. His artworks have been auctioned off by 11 times in last 2 years by international auction houses such as Artcurial, Bonhams, Doyle and Leonard Joel. They are also appreciated by exquisite design in high-end hotels, and multiple prestige residential projects in Australia, U.S and Europe.
Yaz，法國藝術家， 一九七四年八月十四曰生於北非阿爾及利亞。Yaz 的家鄉，康斯坦丁是一個直街建立在岩石峭壁上的城市。因為Yaz四歲就和家人搬到加拿大，所以他從小就接觸多元文化。當他跟著家人搬遷到法國的時候，他對創作的熱愛再次覺醒。畢業之後，Yaz開始在巴黎證券交易所工作來維持他藝術的創作。現在，他選擇在法國巴黎和印尼間工作室創作。他可以被稱作一個隨處創作的世界公民。
05/02/2014 “Americana Kryptos”, Sculpture Bronze (lot#175), Artcurial, Paris.
05/11/2013 “Nike Air Yeezy 2”, Sculpture Gilded Bronze (lot#322), Doyle, New York.
07/07/2013 “Marlene 60x40cm’’ Light Installation (lot#429), Leonard Joel, Melbourne Australia.
07/07/2013 “Fashion is Art 40x40cm’’ Light Installation (lot#385), Leonard Joel.
07/07/2013 “Belmondo’’ Light Installation (lot#384), Leonard Joel, Melbourne
07/07/2013 “Wrestling 173x122cm’’ Light Installation (lot#376), Leonard Joel.
17/04/2013 “Serie Icon, Air Jordan IV”, Bronze (lot#18), Bonhams, London.
22/01/2013 “Serie Icon, Jordan VI”, Sculpture Bronze (lot#225), Artcurial, Paris.
18/11/2012 “Abstract 98x98cm’’ Light Installation (lot#180), Leonard Joel.
18/11/2012 “Tu as de beaux yeux tu sais 50x50cm’’ Light Installation (lot#180), Leonard Joel, Melbourne Australia.