Whimsical, anatomy-inflected art from Yoan Capote

I'm loving the works of Yoan Capote, whose paintings, drawings and sculpture are just the right mix of horror, whimsy and anatomy to tickle my aesthetic sense. If I ever need a bench, this is the one I want.

…my work has been the result of analyzing objects and their relationship with our body; studying their interface, representation and physical or sensorial possibilities. My working process begins by applying different physical, social and psychological situations to the hard surface of urban materials and standard objects. When we use objects, they are an extension of our body and are connected with all the habits and human needs that define our behavior. Each one of my works; nonetheless, imply symbolic levels and themes that allude to anything from individual concerns, to more general human circumstances. The common object is understood by its sculptural and symbolic qualities. Traditional materials used for sculpture and the simple shapes found in minimal art are also reevaluated and personified, with the conceptual intention of speaking metaphorically about ourselves…

Yoan Capote

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