About the Artist
Born in Strasbourg, France, in 1985, Yoann Lossel’s interest in art and painting began with the discovery of the Old Master paintings of the Renaissance, which he found at home and contemplated during his childhood. Fascinated by the breathtaking masterpieces depicting its mysterious themes and filled with fabulous creativity, he has been dreaming about becoming a painter ever since.
After a three-year degree in applied arts and narrative drawing at the Ecole Pivaut of Nantes, Yoann Lossel worked as a freelance illustrator.
At the age of 25, he eventually left the publishing world to devote himself to exhibitions and collaborations with art galleries.
Yoann Lossel has exhibited his work in numerous galleries around the world, mainly in the United States. Award-winning artist, he is well known for his meticulous work combining graphite and gold leaf, legacy of the iconography that he cherishes such as the Italian Renaissance, the Symbolist, Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts movements.
He currently lives in the legendary Broceliande forest in Brittany.
Wet collodion by Psyché Ophiuchus
2021: "Forgotten Gods - The Art of Yoann Lossel", Artbook
2017: "Beowulf", Easton Press -
Deluxe Edition limited to 1.200 copies
Publications and Awards :
Art Renewal Center: issues 10, 13, 14
- 2019, issue 14:
Dual category award
- 2018, issue 13:
First Place / Drawing
ARC Purchase Awards
Arcadia Contemporary Award
Aristides Publication Prize for Drawing
Second Place / Imaginative Realism
- 2014, issue 10:
Honorable Mention, Drawing Category
Infected by Art: issues 3, 4, 6, 8 ,9:
- 2019, issue 8:
Second place grand prize,
Gold in Pen/Ink/Pencil Category
Honorable Mention in Pen/Ink/Pencil Category
- 2017, issue 6:
First place grand prize winner,
Gold in Pen/Ink/Pencil Category
"Body of Work Winner's Portfolio"
- 2015, issue 4:
Bronze in Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor Category
- 2014, issue 3:
Third place grand prize
Gold in Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor Category
Argent in Pen/Ink/Pencil Category
"Body of Work Winner's Portfolio".
Spectrum: issues 20, 21 ,22 ,23 , 25, 26:
-2018, issue 25: Finalist in the editorial category
- 2015, issue 23: Nominated for the "Rising Star" award
- 2013, issue 21: Title page of the issue 21
- 2012, issue 20: Front cover of the issue 20
(case front cover of the hardcover)
Participation in Shows:
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge (USA) - 2021
Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco (USA) - 2020
Arcadia Contemporary, Pasadena, CA (USA) - 2019
Sotheby's, Los Angeles (USA) - 2018
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (USA) - 2018
Haven Gallery, Northport, NY (USA) - 2018
Century Guild, Culver City, CA (USA) - 2013
Nucleus gallery, Alhambra, CA (USA) - 2013
Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA (USA) - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Society of Illustrators, New York, NY (USA) - 2014
Also in :
Exeter (UK),Paris (France, Galerie "Les Petits Papiers"), Rennes (France), Brocéliande (France), Le Mans (France), Melbourne (Australia), Arlon (Belgium)...
- 2021, volume 18, issue 3
- 2021, issue 57
- 2019, issue 47
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine:
- 2019, issue 027
- 2018, issue 162
- 2015, issue 126 & How to Paint and Draw
« Large landscapes fascinate me. I have always admired the strength that emerges from these visions.
Before locking myself up into my workshop to represent these worlds, I am primarily a contemplative searching for spaces and atmospheres. I pay particular attention to the "outside the frame", this tiny nuance that transforms a space into a story. The Time that shapes the tree and forces it to adopt a posture, the erosion of the stone which distinguished this very one from all the others, the wind modifying the moor and forcing the hawthorn to grow horizontally. These shrubs you identify in the hilltops of Devon or the paintings of Hokusai. I have a special affection for ruins : this spaces where time becomes tangible, somewhere between civilization and wilderness. I try to to offer these places a population whom inhabits them, which integrates them with consistency.
To feed the depth of these scenes, I opted for the use of gold leaf which generate background by their way of reflecting light. Thus are born twilights and dawns. »
« Some painters have impressed me at the highest point, they feed me through their eyes and their approaches. These masters of the past and present, invite me to follow this way. Their explorations of classic themes accompany me everyday. »