Linus Galleries, Fine Art Gallery
2014 Artist Interview Series
Linus Galleries, a Los Angeles contemporary art gallery, presents The Artist Interview Series. Our Linus artists are from all over the world and come from a variety of different practices and backgrounds. Read on to gain insight into the creative process and personality of our featured artist. This week we feature photorealism painter Justin Yanke who recently exhibited one of his incredible and witty self portraits for our Humor exhibition.
1) Please tell us your name, artistic practice of choice, and location in the world.
My name is Justin Yanke and I currently practice the art of Photorealism in the San Francisco Bay Area.
My infantile desire to scratch something recognizable onto a surface has been honed to it’s current state by a consistent push for self discovery through discipline. Earning my BFA and MFA only gave me the courage to continue on this path.
Myself. With what started as an ease of effort in finding good subject matter, my face has become the go-to topic when all else ceases to inspire. Age is always working to shed light onto the value of such a subject by evolving it into something different from the time before, but the frequency of this visual diary may have taken a toll on my self identity. As my tools and techniques become more precise, the final creation is always at war with my perceived vision and the truth only nature can know.
I find refuge in teal blue. Incandescent light is constantly attacking my photo references and I can always count on teal blue to balance things out.
Francis Bacon, assuming we are drinking alcohol.
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