Yves Beaumont finds inspiration in direct sensual observing of landscapes, lakes and ponds, trees, open land and mountains, which he captures as journal notes in sketches and photographic snapshots. As he is painting an autonomous process sets in, gradually veiling legibility and exploring the intangible. His ostensible simplifications intensify the suggestive functioning of the image as a sublimated unascertainable memory.
On the edge of an emptiness calling up expectations, he creates a latent tension between veiled legibility and pictural abdundance. It is as if the images have been completed in the imperfect tense. The spectator meets the amazement of the artist and is confronted with the mystery as the essence of the art work, which is not a representation of the world, but of being, of experiencing itself in the world. The painter seems to be fascinated by the sublime, which, according to Kant, manifests itself as an experience of reality and is able to withdraw itself from all categories of the mind - like a proverbial experience.
In the tactile materiality of Yves Beaumont's paintings and drawings vibrates the implicit and the unspoken. There lies the secret of that which is absent, telling an untellable story about the amazement of observation. (Florent Bex, december 2004)