Victor Yepez | Visual Arts

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Victor Yepez | Visual Arts

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I strongly believe that art is for everybody. In my sculpture I utilize recycled materials because of their aesthetic properties and also with an ecological message for future generations. My hope is that my work will play a role in creating a positive future with respect for the earth, justice and dignity for everyone.

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I graduated with a degree in sculpture and print making from the School of Fine Arts, Central University in Quito, Ecuador.  Since immigrating to the U.S. fifteen years ago, I have worked as a sculptor, muralist, art teacher and public artist.  My art is inspired by everything around me, made with passion and love, limitless and indestructible. Everyday reality meets with my imagination, freely creating a language, which allows me to express myself. Mind, spirit, body, and soul come together to reach the muses. I use materials, tools, colors, and forms to prepare and walk the path of creativity. Then the magic moment comes to embrace and incubate the idea with scenes full of life.

Reusables/Recyclables/Found Objects: Residencies can be offered using recyclable materials and found objects to create sculpture.

Mosaic (Pique Assiette): Using everyday items like tile, broken dishes and glass, participants may make picture frames, tables, lamps, shelves or flowers pots. Projects can be individual or group-based such as a mosaic mural.

Programs may be offered in Spanish upon request.

Sample Programs: Customizable To Site’s Needs

Residency

From Muse to Mural

Beautify a building’s space with a colorful mural designed and painted by your students.  Victor can guide the project from first sketch to completion.  On the first day, Victor discusses and shares mural examples.  Students collaboratively brainstorm their mural’s theme.  They begin to sketch their ideas on paper. Victor leads the class in a design critique of the mural sketches. He coordinates the logistics of translating the design to a wall surface. At this stage, color theory is introduced.  Students pick up a paintbrush and begin to define their mural’s elements with color.  When the mural is complete, there is time to reflect on the process and the result.  On the final day, students celebrate the project with a slide show of pictures from the project.

Note: Timeline: COMPAS murals tend to work best in the extended residency model (3 weeks). Materials cost: Mural material fees can vary depending on the mural’s dimensions and selected arts supplies. Less expensive murals are done with oil pastel on canvas.