Yannick Martin is a graphic designer currently based in Paris - France
As graphic designer, independently or for clients, he always explored and produced forms questioning langages and points of views in order to produce strong and impacting visuals.
After its graduation, he got with Jonathan CACCHIA, Gordon WOURMS & Jonathan MONIER the 1st Prize for the National Steel Competition ''Imagine your future office'', prize delivered by Anne Lacaton Architecte at the Cité de L’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. The previous year, he received (with an other team) the 2nd price for the urban lighting in the ephemeral category in Marseille.
He then self-published its first graphical and architectural book, THE BOX, on sale in museums such as The Centre Pompidou, La Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine or Le Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris.
As a graduated Architect, he worked for Architecture companies such as Yvan Pluskwa in Marseille or Conran & Partners in London. Afterwards he decided to join its brother and together made short films and music videos. The last one have been shot in India for the song ''Partir ou Rester'' (to stay or to leave) of Brigitte Fontaine and Philippe Katerine.
He is now established as visual artiste, recently exploring decomposition and recomposition of symbols and forms in order to build art pieces playing with architecture, structure and perspective.
2012 Steel Competition, 1st Prize (Group)
2009 Trophée des Lumière (ephemeral category), 2nd Prize (Group)
2019 My Cowork (Solo)
2019 Atelier Marc Bloch (Group)
2018 Atelier Marc Bloch (Group)
2017 Thalassanté, Marseille (Group)
2015 Kiblind, Paris (Group)
2012 Arbeit, London (Solo)
2013 THE BOX - Graphical Book, self-published
As an Artist, I like to question again everything that have been already questioned, seeing things like if it was the first time that I was seeing them.
I explore forms and symbols linked with architecture, structures and nature, looking for new ways of expression and communication hidden into them.
Landscapes and gardens are now becoming the field of my structures and emotional explorations.
Geometries is for me the starting point to question everything we take for granted, a the place from where I start exploring spatial potentialities.
I break it and recomposes it in order to find a way from where we could maybe a day all speak the same language and understand each other.
My work is an invitation to stay open minded to all the possibilities and characters the world is offering us.
We are indeed all different and all the same.