Le Journal Video

Yves Dana: Revealing the hidden elements

Influenced by his Egyptian heritage, Yves Dana’s stone sculptures suggest an archeological artifact emerging from a minimalist form. Whether it’s an organic form sprouting up from a geometric shape or the idea of man-made objects being liberated from the rock around it, his sculptures are both in a state of becoming and being.

Since 1999, Dana has worked almost exclusively in stone, but in this video by fellow sculptor Silvano Cattai, we get to briefly see a few of his earlier metal and plaster applications. The various techniques used to manipulate the stone’s form and it’s surface show Dana’s dedication to the medium and his continued exploration of revealing or uncovering what is hidden.
Yves Dana lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland and Pietrasanta, Italy.