Cristof Yvoré





Grace Schwindt

Cristof Yvoré 1967 - 2013 (FR)

Cristof Yvoré starts out from remembered images in which a recognisable commonplace is reduced to its most simple form of expression. A patch of light on the wall of a room, the folds at the bottom of a drawn curtain, a table with a vase on it, empty or filled with flowers of all shapes and colours. These tranquil still-lifes, which Yvoré has been painting consistently for years, and for which he refuses to provide any theoretical background, appear isolated from any form of contemporary influence. The wear and tear these subjects have endured over the centuries gives these images a superficial feel that is precisely Yvoré’s starting point for his explorations as a painter. By building up lots of grainy layers and using paint he mixes himself, Yvoré often finds his paintings have the effect of being ‘overpainted’. The substance of the paint forms a pastose crust. It is precisely in the working of the material that the boundary between an exaggerated, heavy painting and a stimulating new image is explored.

Cristof Yvoré joined the gallery in 1994.

  2021   'Cristof Yvoré', KUNSTFORUM – Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt (DE)
  2019   'Pots, lapin, fenêtres, fleurs', FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
      'Pots, lapin, fenêtres, fleurs', FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, Marseille (FR)
  2017   'Cristof Yvoré', M Woods, Beijing (CN)
  2016   'Cristof Yvoré - Dessins', FRAC PACA, Marseille (FR)
  2015   'Cristof Yvoré', Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus (DE)
  2014   'Hommage à Cristof Yvoré', FRAC PACA, Marseille (FR)
      'Hommage', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
  2013   'Senza Titolo', Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (IT)
      'La planque', L’American Gallery, Marseille (FR)
      'Cristof Yvoré', FRAC PACA Hors les Murs, Lurs (FR)
  2012   'Pomme', Galerie DIX 291, Paris (FR)
  2011   'Cristof Yvoré', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
      'Miranda', Le Printemps de l'art contemporain, Editions P, Marseille (FR)
  2010   'Cristof Yvoré', Galerie Albrecht, Berlin (DE)
  2009   'Cristof Yvoré', Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
      'POTS', Editions P, Marseille (FR)
  2004   'Cristof Yvoré', Zeno X Storage - Borgerhout, Antwerp (BE)
  1998   'Cristof Yvoré', Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL)
  1997   'Cristof Yvoré', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  1995   'Cristof Yvoré', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  1994   'Cristof Yvoré', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2021   'Works on Paper', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp South (BE)
  2019   'Des fleurs pour Valentin', Catherine Putman Gallery, Paris (FR)
  2018   'Rose des Vents', PARK, Tilburg (NL)
      'Works on Paper I', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'Via Fondazza', DIX291, Paris (FR)
  2016   'Say it with Flowers! Flowers and Artificial Nature since 1980, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau (DE)
      'Anton Corbijn, Kees Goudzwaard, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cristof Yvoré', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout
      'Ma patience a des limites - Still Life', DuboisFriedland, Brussels (BE)
  2014   '(...) En Réalité', Espace pour l’art, Arles (FR)
      'Icon and Image', Schunck, Heerlen (NL)
  2013   'TBD', Arario Gallery, Cheongdam, Seoul (KR)
      'Opening New Space', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
  2012   'Artists of the gallery', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
      'Home/Work/Dress', Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest (FR)
  2011   'My Home is My Castle', Galerie Albrecht, Berlin (DE)
  2010   'Editions P', La Station, Nice (FR)
  2009   "Art Nîmes: Jeune Peinture Contemporaine", Parc Expo, Nîmes (FR)
  2008   "An Attribute of Living", Zeno X Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)
      "Mooi niet", Museum het Domein, Sittard (NL)
  2005   "Nostalgia", Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY (US)
      "England, France, Germany - Duncan Swann / Cristof Yvoré / Martin Eder", Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
      "Paintings - Simon Keenleyside / Robert Platt / Jon Widman / Cristof Yvoré", Taka Ischii Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
  1998   Shopping the Stars, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)


  2013   Cristof Yvoré
Roma Publications, Amsterdam (NL) - texts by BONACOSSA Ilaria, RABOTTINI Alessandro, VALABRÈGUE Frédéric
  2009   Cristof Yvoré
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (US) and Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE) - texts by SKERATH Hanneke, LE MERCIER Stéphane
      Cristof Yvoré - POTS
Editions P, Marseille (FR)
  2005   Cristof Yvoré
Roma Publications, Amsterdam (NL) - text by BOURDEL Valérie
  1998   Cristof Yvoré
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL) - text by GEURTS Karen
  1990   Cristof Yvoré - Peintures
Le Parvis, Centre de Développement Culturel, Ibos-Tarbes (FR)


  2018   PARK 2016-2018 - Rose des Vents
PARK Platform For Visual Arts, Tilburg - texts by MOONEN Rob, PORCELIJN Esther
  2016   Lasst Blumen Sprechen! / Say It With Flowers!
Museum edition / Wienand Verlag, Cologne (DE) - text by GRÔNERT Alexander
      Sammlung Broska
Birgit and Dieter Broska - texts by GOODROW Gérard A.
  2014   Tussenbeelden
SCHUNCK, Heerlen (NL) - texts by VAN DER EERDEN Paul, JORDENS Cynthia, MOLEGRAAF Mario, WELLING Wouter
Rond-Point Projects, Marseille (FR)
  2011   La Planque - 13 Ateliers d’Artistes / Artists’ Studios / Marseille
Editions Parenthèses, Marseille (FR) - text by VALABREQUE Frédéric
      Kunst, Le Monde Diplomatique (January)
  2006   Checkpoint Charlie
Biennal for contemporary art, Berlin (DE)



Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx (US)


FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille (FR)

      Hudson Valley for Contemporary Art, New York (US)
      Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL)
      M WOODS, Beijing (CN)