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About Yvonne Lacet

Yvonne Lacet (1980) graduated in 2004 from the Utrecht School of the Arts. The same year she received the Steenbergen Grant. Since then, her work has been shown in various group and solo exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad. For example: Galerie Bart (Amsterdam), Hyeres International Fashion and Photography Festival, Chelsea Art Museum (New York), Foam, (Amsterdam), Cobra Museum (Amstelveen), Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), Multimedia Art museum (Moscow) and Unseen Photo Festival (Amsterdam).

She is searching for archetypical images of modern city spaces. Places that everyone recognizes instantly. Places without many specific characteristics. From her own observations and images from the internet and computer games she creates sketches and develops it into paper sculptures. Eventually these sculptures are photographed so she creates a frame within which she lays nuances of realism.
Squares, rectangles, circles are her working area from which she builds her sculptures. She limits herself to the most simple forms. Details as windows, doors, curtains are hardly present. Only the basis remains. The paper sculptures can be seen as models without paint or decoration, a characterless blankness, with still a strong resemblance to the living world.

Series Template of a Sleeping City (9)*

For the series 'Template of a sleeping city' Yvonne was walking through nightly cityscapes and suburbs. The sketch-photographs she took while walking were dominated by circles, squares and rectangles, a completely abstract image showed up. These images can be seen everywhere, the night brushes away many characteristics of specific locations. What remains is a framework of views and places that applies to any location: a template of a sleeping city.

Template of a Sleeping City: Punched black circles (9a)*

Material: paper and photography
Dimension: 20 x 25 cm

Template of a Sleeping City: Patterns #1 (9b)*

Material: paper and photography
Dimension: 40 x 50 cm

Template of a Sleeping City: Cut outs of white, red and blue (9c)*

Material: paper and photography
Dimension: 60 x 70 cm