ARTIST REVIEW: YVES URO

Yves Uro (1954-1995) was the main man behind some of the most iconic club art Ibiza has seen! The French designer who studied at the Beaux Arts in Metz took to Ibiza in 1976 during a fantastic coexistence of ancient culture, unabashed liberty and flourishing imagination.



Yves began his collaboration with KU disco in 1978 (now known as Privilege), running for more than 10 years as their illustrator communicating KU's dream-like fantasy universe through posters and flyers.


Located close to the village of San Rafael and less than one kilometre from Amnesia, Ku was originally a restaurant that was transformed into a partying sensation... It was deemed the “world’s largest nightclub” according to the Guinness Book of Records (2003) with a capacity of 10,000 people.


Credit: ibizaisla


Yves Uro was the master at reflecting the heightened emotions of ecstasy, pain, sensuality and freedom that could be experienced on the humungous dancefloor. His clever themes for each flyer played a significant role in luring the colossal crowd in. The modern iconic characters were bright, bold and represented the pure essence of the 1980s in Ibiza - a magical decade full of outlandish fashion trends, addictive electronic music and one of the most historic event known to man, Manumission.



Yves Uro tragically died in Paris at the age of 40, leaving behind a unique collection of paintings which are in huge demand today.

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