Mysterious Gold leaf paintings by Yoann Lossel
Mysterious Gold leaf paintings by Yoann Lossel. French artist Yoann Lossel (born 23 May 1985) transforms mythological world with its fantastic images, landscapes, scene compositions into his gold leaf paintings. Mythology of the world and his own dreams become an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the talented graphic artist, author of a series of paintings framed in gilded ornament in art nouveau style with elements of Celtic epic. Peculiar combination of gold leaf and monochrome images of the scene or portrait, traced with many details, working with a Graphite, Gold leaf and hydrangea petals, or ink stains with blackouts – became the hallmark of the artist.
“The Tragedy of epic battles, promises of mutual love in the meadows nestled in secret places, icy solitude of the mountains, the ancient stories that come to us from the depths of centuries and repeated again and again by those who sit by the fire. These are the stories of loyalty and events that people pass each other, creating the mortality of these stories and their heroes”. Yoann Lossel
It is a fusion of gold flashes of reflecting on its glossy surface surrounding sources of light and color give the illusion of a color image. Difficult work of selected gold grains, patches of gold leaf and gold powder spray is part of the artist’s intent. Besides gold the artist uses in the work dried hydrangea petals and leaves, which are necessary or leaves in its original form, or stain oil paints, or spray with gold leaf. Such natural inclusions in the pictures give them an element of volume and realism. Yoann began experimenting with color, he uses oil paints and performs it at a relatively high level of mastery of them.
“These are the places from the memory. They are in the country, remote from all roads, hidden haze over the surface of lakes and shade of ancient trees. Dark mysterious forest legends and names of fearless heroes”. Yoann Lossel about his paintings.