Jean-Yves Klein

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Jean-Yves Klein

A few words about how I met the artist: I did it! I found Jean Yves Klein and he showed me his life and work with a lot of heart and patience. Before I arrived in Kyparissia, I read up on him but had no idea what to expect.
 I met him via DA. Before that, we had never spoken a word to each other. We met with a lot of respect and hit it off right away. Over fish, tomatoes, goat cheese and a cool ouzo, we sat in a tavern and chatted about gods and the world - including his art, of course. For the influences of Greek mythology, philosophy and the unstressed life by the sea in harmony with nature can be found in Jean Yves art. He has found his spot in the world where he can be happy and worries are forgotten. When the metropolis of Berlin seems overcrowded, the gray days accumulate into a wall of fog, and a certain discontent in the air blocks the senses - then once again Kyparissia becomes his new home for a while. Constantly he has to stop on the street and greet someone or suddenly has a very important conversation in Greek. It seems as if he does 100 percent only what he feels like doing. Who can say that about themselve? Jean Yves art also looks like what he wants it to look like. Of course. His sketches are created in record speed and if he doesn't like it, it's simply sorted out. The basic framework of a picture he painted in front of me was created in, let's say, less than a minute, and then he plays with colors and composition. Here a little yellow, there a little red. His art is very intuitive. This, in turn, can then take a bit and still manage, now and then, only a few images to be accepted by the creator. Sometimes he scrapes off his whole picture again and paints a new one over it. But he tells me that the old picture, like a kind of halo in the new exists. This forms the big whole. The work together with DA is important for him as he puts lots of energy in too. Jean Yves Klein, a charismatic and super sympathetic person, from whom much art is still to be expected. We will hear from him. - By Thilo // member of DA // https://www.jean-yves-klein.de