Can you see me? That is what she wants. To be notice, to be counted, to be admire and for that, she looks different to get attention. She is colorful within her dark loneliness … [Read more...]
No matter how dark, how blur the day seems, there is always something alive that brighten the day up like this flower does this painting. Acrylic on canvass | 2015 … [Read more...]
September is time for celebration as Fall is my favorite season. It has all my favorite colors in the tones a love, the heat and the cold are balance and the win caress the skin … [Read more...]
Flashes of primitive memories with a contemporary touch. A feminine remembrance of a musical moment surrounded by symbols of life describing a very special almost romantic though. … [Read more...]
The figures, strokes, colors, and effects in her paintings are intended to strike an emotional involvement with the piece. Yorka intends to arouse memories and feelings, perhaps spiritual, which compel you to pause and wonder what her story is about. She calls it figurative expressionist work which gives her the freedom to set up a contradiction in the viewer’s mind that asks them to reconcile a familiar image with the sometimes unreal surroundings she places it in.
She emigrated from the east coast of Dominican Republic to the United States in 1974 where she lived a number of years in New York City before marrying and moving to nearby New Jersey. She has three charming children and a golden grandson and currently lives in Port Saint Lucie, FL. At the present she is an in-house artist at Studio 17 Highwaymen & Florida Art Gallery in Fort Pierce, FL.
A white canvass is where I confess. It’s where my fear, indignation, fantasy, grief, and despair tumble to be voiced and reconciled. What emerges on the canvass is the conquest, the true essence of my ‘self’ and its complexity. Though the inspiration to paint comes from a place of darkness, in the process lies the joy. When I’m painting I am valiant, auspicious… victorious. I paint to balance my feelings. The figures, textures, colors and effects in my work are intended to strike an emotional involvement with the piece from the observer, one that will compel you to journey with my state during its creation. I choose to work with acrylic as it is conducive to the level of convention or experimentation I am seeking, and I often add water, wax, vinegar and other elements until the voice of the piece emerges. My finished works are often strange to myself since they are nothing of what I felt or wished to express when I began. However, the core of my original impulse is imbedded in the work to be discovered through endless exploration by the observer’s eye.
April 2016 – ArtExpo New York, Pier 94, NYC
October 2015 - Fall/Winter Artist, Studio 17 Art Gallery, Fort Pierce, FL
October and November 2015 - Solo Exhibit, Port Saint Lucie Gallery, Port St. Lucie, FL
July 2015 - Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Miami, FL
June 2015 - Brevard Art Festival 2015, Cocoa, FL
April 2015 - Paint to Benefit Homeless Pets at Studio 17 Art Gallery, Fort Pierce, FL
October 2014 - Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival, Coral Gables, FL
Altos de Chavón: School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Hunter College, New York, NY