BIOGRAPHY: GEORGE YEPES
George Yepes. "Muralist and Painter Yepes is Los Angeles' greatest
living Baroque artist".
Marc B. Haefele, Writer
"When it comes to sheer touch that combines beautiful control over line
and brushwork, yet seemingly spontaneous expression,
George Yepes is among the best. His darkly romantic excess can't help
but make you think he would have been Dante Gabriel
Rossetti's (1828 - 1882, London, England), equal among the
Pre-Raphaelites. But these saints and sinners are hardly a throwback.
Yepes' painting has a visual density and suggestiveness that is as
tantalizing to the intellect as it is arresting for the eye".
The Guide to over 450 Los Angeles Art Galleries and Museums
"Like Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518 - 1594, Venice, Italy), George
Yepes has the ability to pull down from heaven the designs which God has
for humans and paint them so people can discover through the paintings what they
are deaf to in words”.
Dr. David Carrasco, Professor - Historian of Religions
Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
Director, Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project
Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
Divinity School - Harvard University
"But for those wary of celebrity endorsement, remember this: Even if the [Chicano Visions]
exhibit is not a definitive collection of the genre, it presents works rarely seen in Texas, like those
of L.A. Hotshot George Yepes. That alone makes this show worth seeing”.
Katy Vine, TEXAS MONTHLY
at the Catholic church his family attended in East Los Angeles. Carved out of wood, the Madonna with a heart
Elda Silva, Staff Writer
San Antonio, Texas
“Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge”
'Axis Bold as Love' is a major addition to Yepes' cult of the Madonna. This is Yepes' re-imagination of the sacred at its best,
for which he is studied by scholars. Yepes describes this as a portrait of his 'Axis Mundi' - Courtney Reid - the Center of the Cosmos.
Named after the Jimi Hendrix song to which Yepes painted this piece, the image is derived from Yepes' earliest impression of the beauty,
Our Lady of Soledad de East Los Angeles. La Soledad is the Madonna after the burial of Christ. She is alone, in nature (the wild),
in a storm (from within) of agony and ecstasy, before the Resurrection (in the threshold).
Having come full circle, (from the nature goddess - to the idolatry of church - to the woman) this Madonna calls to mind the
naturalistic Madonnas by Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 and Sandro Botticelli 1415-1510: close, human, mortal, yet divine.
"The Color of Chicano": Axis Bold as Love
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego • La Jolla, CA
Exhibition reflects the many shades of Mexican Artistry:
"On the opposing side of the spectrum, however, sits the serenely beautiful portraits of George Yepes.
Yepes' "Axis Bold as Love," reminiscent of Gustav Klimt's "Dane," is a prime example of his art nouveau-inspired strokes
and brilliant color in his delicately sensuous portrayals of women, a popular theme in Nouveau.”
Sarah Wilkins, Senior Staff Writer
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George Yepes: The Izel Interior Mural/Paintings
Interior Architects: Wa International LLC, Dubai, UAE
Interior Architects: Fino International LLC, Dubai, UAE
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The Izel • Conrad Hilton Hotel, Level 7
115143 Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates