Inspired by punk and rock culture, Yann Sciberras’ work is cutting, offbeat and decidedly urban. Ecological, political, a form of social protest and a kick in the neck of the consumer society, his art is a stream of signs, images, words and warnings. Sciberras stands out not as a moralist but as a witness of contemporary society. He uses his practice as communication tools creating drawings with vivid colours and words as slogans and forms of urban poetry, often communicating through live performances.
In 2012, the French TV channel TF1 asked Yann Sciberras to sum up the news of the year on a canvas within a five-hour performance. The report, entitled « Retrospective en Peinture », was broadcast on December the 31st on the TV News at 8.00 pm. The painting (2 x 2 meters) now hangs in the TF1 editorial office. Guest of honour at HUGO BOSS, the artist also painted live during the VOGUE FASHION NIGHT OUT in 2012 .
At START Yann will be working on a piece that he hopes to have finished by the end of the fair.
Acrylic on canvas
Like a Rat in a Cage, 2018
Acrylic and oil on wooden pallet
Handle With Care, 2018
Acrylic on a jerrican
Yann will be working on a piece every day at START. Here’s a video from his website concerning a performance he did for TF1 in France.