Yesnik Evad - Available works
YESNIK is known as a multifaceted visual artist, whose artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper and outdoor murals. Collectively, these works come to define his aesthetic. Working within a range of mediums using deliberate ardent detail with flat color-laden shapes that seem to carry the composition, YESNIK has carved out a series of a remarkably diverse works, which firmly come to define his complex yet coherent artistic style.
Utilizing an array of vibrant deep hues to set the tone, the viewer becomes engulfed within a harmonic kaleidoscope of shapes and imagery. Thru this, we begin to notice figures situated within sweeping landscapes of petrified wood or stone that come to resemble fossilized traces of a past existence. These abstruse objects, situated within arid landscapes come to life in his paintings and become metaphors for a society that YESNIK believes has entered into an evolutionary pitfall.
Akin to artist’s like Max Ernst or Paul Nash, whose works give you a sense of a society in a perpetual fragmentation, YESNIK expounds upon a similar idea by use of abstraction which creates the illusion of a distorted reality. This type of suggestion—within a brazen juxtaposition of visual beauty—might imply that we are living in the most convenient denial.
(b. 1971, Pittsburgh PA), YESNIK’s paintings have been shown nationally and internationally in galleries such as: Library Street Collective in Detroit; Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco; Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany. His works are also in the collections of Takashi Murakami, The Penny and Russell Fortune Collection in Indianapolis Indiana, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Dean Collection in New York.