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Born in Poland and based in South Florida since 2014, Yochi Yakir-Avin is an award winning artist residents at Studio 18 Art Complex.
Simultaneously American and Israeli, Yakir-Avin studied fine arts in Israel and Italy and has exhibited internationally in Italy, France, Israel and the USA. Her European education, is reflected in her paintings, and she is focusing on simplicity and abstraction.
With a focus on representation, the majority of Yakir-Avin’s works are portraits and still life painted in oil on canvas.
She also creates mixed media pieces on wood, cardboard and paper, as well as installations.
Conveyed via a masterfully limited palette, her subjects are framed against swathes of monochromatic color and emphasize notions of mood, place and implied narrative. Within her intimate mixed media pieces on paper and wood, the artist draws creative inspiration from her past and allows her memories to weave together to drive her practice forward.
Through a tangible sense of vulnerability embedded in each of her works, her goal is to bring her personal point of view and to create meaningful engaging experiences that will resonate with others.