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YEYO Expressionism at an incredible level

My name is Martin. Yeyo is a nickname, one that I chose after a long time looking for a signature of my own but simple. That nickname was given to me by my mother, who encouraged me to look into something she saw in me, and express it through drawing. Years later, when life brought me back to art, I began to paint. There was the need for an easy way to do it with the thick brushstroke that defines the Expressionist style.

YEYO DEFINES HIMSELF AS A TRANS-MEDIAL ARTIST. HE TRIES TO GENERATE A CERTAIN AESTHETIC OR THEMATIC UNITY IN ALL THE DISCIPLINES HE HAS BEEN HANDLING AT THE MOMENT.

Kurt Cobain, Jean Michelle Basquiat and Edvard Munch are part of Yeyo’s artistic influences. “They were the first to motivate me to initiate a very special interest in protest art; that feeling of being able to express rebellion, seeking freedom through the creative act. Mainly, the work of the first two mentioned above in music and plastic arts incited me to do the same”.

What motivates Yeyo to create?

Everything. The texture on a wall, a series or movie, the news and above all: the reality I see in my eyes and feel on my skin.

I would describe my method as a mixture of premeditated concepts, improvisation and habit. I have been able to get to make the deformations of anatomy and space with my neo-figuration style in an automatic way.

A method that helped me to achieve this style was to draw faces without seeing what I was doing on paper, a very old technique in drawing and plastic arts.

Starting from that way of representing the figures, I began to work, without thinking too much and without worrying about the faithful representation of reality.

TO BE ABLE TO DEDICATE MYSELF TO THIS PROFESSION AS MY WORK AND THUS BRING THE VIEWER A SMALL SAMPLE OF MY VISION OF THE WORLD AND OF ART.

How do you see yourself in the future?

My hope for the future is to be able to continue doing what I have been doing for the last two years. Dedicating myself totally to art, and working to be able to make this a profession as valid as any other.

Art in social issues

I approach politics in my work through the representation of the reality I see in the streets and the faces of its passers-by. Everything with a veil of ambiguity, the diagnosis and the solution would be left to the viewer. I limit myself to represent my vision of the phenomena and social dynamics. Especially touching on the themes of class struggle, the struggle for racial emancipation, the rights of sexual minorities oppressed by false moralism, modesty and pride of man.

I seek inspiration to create from all artistic media. I do not limit myself only in the plastic arts when it comes to painting and sometimes painting is not enough to express.

I invite you to learn more about this artist, here I leave you his social networks, it was a great experience to learn more about Yeyo, an artist from Caracas that only 23 years old shows us his vision through the maximum expression of his work.

Instagram:

@e_l_y_e_y_o

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