Alex Yanes

Whimsical and yet relatable, Alex Yanes’ art embodies innovative use of colour and imaginative subject matter and speaks to collectors and new art lovers, alike. His work is now a staple in Miami’s Wynwood art district, his hometown, and he is now showing his work internationally with his first UK solo show at StolenSpace Gallery. Along with bold 3D shapes, Alex uses vivid colours and intricate detail to create truly unique works. Influenced by his life in Miami, Alex takes references from his cultural surroundings and transforms them into his distinctive artwork.

Alex’s process itself is very important to the final result of his work. This process consists of drawing then cutting the image out of masonite board using a jig saw. Once they are cut, the individual pieces of the puzzle are sanded and painted using a mixture of acrylic, spray enamel and air brush. Finally, the pieces are attached to a background in multiple layers, revealing the completed painting. This approach enables the artist to achieve a “Pop out book” type of effect on a much larger scale. “My Father and Grandfather taught me how to use power tools when I was a kid. I built skateboard ramps and tree house forts, I’m very grateful for that. It’s very fulfilling to incorporate what they taught me into my art, all these years later.”