Yves was born in Nice and lived in Paris until the age of five. He then moved to Ibiza, Spain in the Baleares Islands. In Ibiza, he was strongly influenced by the environment of the islands, where he spent the majority of his time surrounded by nature. At the age of twelve, he returned to Paris. He remained there until the age of twenty-one. While in Paris, he studied architecture and design for two years, cybernetics theory of systems for two years, completed his mandatory army service. At the age of twenty-one, Yves moved to the United States of America, where he learned English in Colorado and then settled in Arizona. Yves studied computer science for two years at Arizona State University, and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in sculpture.

During his sculpture studies, Yves became interested in robotized sculptures, which combined well with his fifteen year background in neural networks and general artificial intelligence studies.

Traditionally, artists try to capture the life of nature through art. With Octofungi, I tried to take this approach one step further by using the brushes of technology. I am attempting to trigger questions about the relationship between animate life and artificially animated objects. I am also trying to persuade people to reexamine our definition of life…… Yves Amu Klein : Living Sculpture