Born on 17 August 1976 in LA ROCHE-SUR-YON in Vendée (85) Yohann Y.L. of his real name LAHOULETTE, started painting and exhibiting in 1997 in the Angers region, then came the towns of Nantes, Cholet, la Roche Sur Yon and soon Les Sables d’Olonne and Paris. He works in Angers, but his heart is in La Roche-sur-Yon and his dreams are all over the world. All over the world and far beyond. A science-fiction lover, Yohann Lahoulette likes to escape into the cosmos. Where his dreams take all their measure. From the Empire State Building to the Forbidden City, via the Kremlin, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and, of course, the Eiffel Tower, his shimmering palette invites visitors to share his universes. Universes that he often travels through by rocket. I paint slowly,” he admits. Slowly so that my ideas can travel a long time in my head, that they cross, mix and often merge. “An inspiration that perhaps comes from a travelling grandfather who populated his house with paintings and tapestries brought back from the far East. And then there are the hearts. Hearts that he deliberately paints anatomically, with an assumed surrealist treatment, in a debauchery of sparkling reds. Let yourself be drawn into a world of warm and intense, vivid and sparkling colours, populated by royalty, incredible animals and celestial monuments. Be prepared to travel to the far reaches of dreams and imagination. Have a good trip!