Isabel Yepez, Outside the Island, Essex Art Center, November 21, 2014

b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1992, B.F.A. Painting, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Yepez’s paintings focus not only on the painting technique, but also focus on the relationship of the materials used to the human feminine form, capturing its fragility and the nature that surrounds the human form.  The women Yepez depicts in her works are rare beauties who wish to evoke emotions and create poetic fantasies with a touch of romanticism, like “I am here to take care of you.”  These women appear to be in lands where there is an eternal summer.

Using acrylic paint as her medium, the viewer is attracted to her work through the use of colors that resemble the changing phases of the sun in an endlessly sunny Caribbean; yellow and orange represent sunrise, mixed with blue is the sky, and green represents nature.  The women Yepez depicts have no race, they are simply women; always beautiful, throughout all stages of their lives.

Driad, 16x20, Acrylic,  2014
Lamia, 24x30, Acrylic, 2014

Oceanide, 24x30, Acrylic, 2014


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