Yann Brien

Yann Brien is a French artist based in London.
In his work, he explores how we subjectively interpret and relate to structured visual information.

His ongoing research is inspired by principles emanating from Gestalt psychology, such as identifying patterns, grouping similar elements, and simplifying complex images when perceiving objects.

He creates paintings and prints that begin as freehand sketches and evolve digitally, until they become empty vessels, and no element can be further added or taken away from the compositions without altering the essence of the original intent.

Through repetition of geometric elements and a minimal, high-contrast colour palette, his pieces playfully challenge our understanding of perceptual organisation, volume and depth. Yann aims to actively engage viewers, inviting them to project their own narratives onto the abstract forms.
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