About me

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I was born and raised in Mexico City where I was exposed to art and color from a young age. I completed my schooling and graduated with a degree in graphic design but have since then devoted myself to art both as a painter and printmaker. I specialize in oil, acrylics, and copper etchings and digital painting. 

 

My palette and compositions lend life and spirit to inanimate objects which are often overlooked. I am always seeking to express the unexpected, unseen magic hidden in each “thing.” I give my imagination full freedom to pursue this

mysterious journey. I strive to create colorful happy art that brings joy to the viewer.

 

A recurring theme in my art is chairs, which have become a staple of my work.

So why chairs? Years ago I started collecting miniature chairs and eventually became fascinated with painting them and telling their stories. For me painting a chair is about the idea of a common object representing individuals and emotions. I see chairs not as objects but as people with a personality of their own as well as with a story to tell. Every time I look at a chair, or a group of chairs I see them alive and interacting, I create a story around them, I admire their differences and what they seem to be expressing or telling us. In my paintings I want the audience to feel and view the chair not as an object, but as something that is alive.

 

I wish for my art to inspire humanity and love for one another.

 

Yahel Yan

 

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