Yann Laissy aka pache
Born April 21, 1989, of Portuguese and French nationality, he pursued his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Brussels. It was at this particular time that he discovered street art. He was 16 years old and never stopped since.
After his graduation, he moved to Barcelona for five years to study industrial design in Eina, University of Art and Design. There, he learned printmaking, design setting and photography, and he improved his skills in painting and academical drawing. He also met famous street art artists such as Ripo and Smash 137, with whom he painted several times. It’s also there that he developed his paintings on canvas.
In 2012, he holds his first solo show at « Montana Café » in Barcelona followed by several others in Brussels for the Museum Night fever and Lezarts Urbains and more recently for the exhibition « Stoemp » at the Pianofabriek in Saint-Gilles.
In 2013 and 2014, he did an internship in the design studio « Objekten » where he collaborated in the development of furniture projects.
In 2014, he took part of the “Art Unity Gallery” and hold many exhibitions in Europe. At the same time, he develops the customization of luxury items and produces mural paintings on request.
With his new series that he titled « Luxury Toys, he tries to subtly denounce our era of overconsumption. For Pache, luxury brands are the equivalent of children’s toys. These brands unconsciously stimulate in some people a primary necessity where rationality has no place.
The Playmobil is the icon of three generations, symbol of childhood. He wanted to associate two seemingly different universes but, in his opinion, also intimately linked. On one hand an international icon of the toy and on the other hand the most famous luxury brands such as Chanel, Hermès or Louis Vuitton.
Yann Laissy, aka Pache, has always been torn between his passion for art and for design. In both, he gives great care to detail.