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YVONNE PÓO

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I am inspired by all forms in nature, from the tiniest microbe, the simplest things that are an integral part of our everyday environments, to the grand complexity of all life, from the aesthetics of the human figure and even to the simple beauty in a mineral; I am drawn to the shapes, textures, patterns, designs, and structures produced by nature.

But as a surrealist, I strive to not just to show the astonishing beauty of the world as it is, but also the limitless possibilities of the human imagination. I create new ecology, teeming with myriad forms of novel life, and in doing so, I contribute to the diversity to this world. To be inspired by and to i…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 27
  • Joined February 28, 2011

Favorite materials

ACRYLICS, MIX MEDIA, COLORED PENCILS, CRAYONS, MARKERS, PASTEL, INK, WATERCOLOR PENCILS, WATERCOLOR, GOUACHE

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About

YVONNE PÓO

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/yvonnepoo
WEBSITE: www.yvonnepoo.com

STATEMENT

I am inspired by all forms in nature, from the tiniest microbe, the simplest things that are an integral part of our everyday environments, to the grand complexity of all life, from the aesthetics of the human figure and even to the simple beauty in a mineral; I am drawn to the shapes, textures, patterns, designs, and structures produced by nature.

But as a surrealist, I strive to not just to show the astonishing beauty of the world as it is, but also the limitless possibilities of the human imagination. I create new ecology, teeming with myriad forms of novel life, and in doing so, I contribute to the diversity to this world. To be inspired by and to inspire others, I hope to further the artistic community as a whole. But above all, I believe the highest achievement of an artist is to live with passion and promote passion.

BIOGRAPHY

I was born and raised in a land where the collision of the ancient and modern worlds resulted in what is now the important cultural center of Mexico City. With its traditions and history, its majestic colonial and pre-Hispanic architecture, and its unique handmade crafts, ’D.F.’ is for me not just a city, but an exhibition of art in its myriad forms of expression. From my earliest days, the seed of an artistic weed has been growing within my brain.

Although visiting many of the museums and theaters in such a huge city has helped me to understand my own culture, it was traveling and living in other countries that taught me to appreciate other cultures as well. Despite my love for art, I had given up on painting for sixteen years, discouraged by the corruption I witnessed in the art industry of Mexico City as a kid.

Now living in Austin, I was reminded of the beautiful area where I spent much of my childhood, the Bohemian- inspired neighborhood Coyoacan in southern Mexico City. The refreshing environment of Austin has given me the freedom to express myself and has made me feel at home. After getting a B.A. in Graphic Design, and searching for passion and fulfillment in life, I have come to regret my decision to abandon art. Now, I have taken up the paintbrush—or was taken up by the paintbrush—and have once again embarked on one of the most joyful journeys of my life, to find my creativity and myself.

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