Yvy’s work is inspired by people, nature, landscapes
and the seasons. Most of the time, the illustrations are a
thoughtful view of an indistinguishable place, hovering
between real and surreal.
Quite often, the figures that Yvy illustrates are not real
people but created beings. These beings are inspired by
the folklore of different cultures around the world.
Similarities in folklore often appear between these
differing cultures. Familiar or mysterious, these
illustrations invite the viewer to project their own
interpretations on to the work, raising important questions
of identity and representation.
Movement, displacement, perception and transformation
remain consistent threads in the work, which is
characterised by conceptual rigour and the ability to
incorporate an infinite number of references.