Yom de Saint-Phalle was born in Paris in 1970. Very early he learns modeling and painting, then studies political science and journalism. At the age of 24, he stops painting and gets enrolled in the “Légion étrangère”. In 2001, after more than 6 years in combat units all over the world, from Africa to the Balkans, he leaves the “Légion étrangère”. Back in France, his aunt, Niki de Saint-Phalle, invites him to come to California with her and perfect his artistic training. Deeply impacted by the absurdity of the war, Yom develops an original approach of sculpture that emphasizes the absence of material more than the material itself.

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