Whether it’s a cleverly disguised speaker box or massive wall installation, Alex Yanes crafts vibrant characters and scenes out of seemingly disparate elements. The Miami-born artist says his inspiration comes from “vibrant fixtures of my environment, fatherhood, life’s circumstances, subcultures and the ability to create something out of nothing.” Often, his work is more functional than meets the eye.
Hueman, Erik Jones (HF Vol. 27 cover artist) , and Alex Yanes recollect their various artistic beginnings in “So Far, So Good”, now on view at Joseph Gross gallery. Notably, the show also marks each artists’ first in the famed Chelsea, New York area. Though having followed very different career paths, they have each arrived at bold and colorful palettes. Check out more photos after the jump!
Thinkspace gallery redefines the word ‘FRESH’ with their latest group exhibition of the same name, opening this Saturday. Featuring new works by some of their favorite Contemporary artists, the show promises to not only show off their talents, it’s also a glimpse into their state of creativity and growth. Among the participants are Joanne Nam (covered here), Alex Yanes, Ariel DeAndrea, Erica Rose Levine, Kikyz 1313 and Matthew Grabelsky, featured here.