The core of my work is improvisation. I’m interested in the development of a personal language through a process of discipline, immediacy and detachment. My work develops like a form of automatic writing, configured by impulse, memory, the subconscious, observations from nature and discovery. Drawing, calligraphic gesture, geometry, patterns and occasionally text, are woven and overlapped amongst applications of color, stains, drips and transparencies. Each piece is defined and motivated by the challenge towards the unknown and the search for a poetic voice. The drawings are mostly done with brushes and watercolors, following the eastern tradition of caligraphic gesture as its source.
Artist Bio / CV
Yvonne Estrada lives and works in Brooklyn NY. Born in Bogota, Colombia 1960
Selected shows: 012 “Yvonne Estrada –Blue” Von Lintel gallery, NY. 012 “Discursive Abstraction: Works on paper from 1950 to the present” Bernard Jacobson Gallery, NY. 011 “After Paradise” Jason McCoy Gallery, NY. 08 "LINEAR MANIFESTATIONS" Jeannnie Freilich Contemporary, New York, NY. ?08 "INFINITE LINE Contemporary drawing in Time and Space" BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY.?07 "9: Gallery Artists" Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, NY. 06 "100 artists - 100 watercolors" Jeannie Freilich Fine Art, NY. 05 "Out of Bounds" at Wave Hill in Riverdale/ Bronx, NY. 05 "Yvonne Estrada, recent paintings and drawings" at METAPHOR Contemporary Art, Project Room, in Brooklyn, NY. 04 "breathing space" at METAPHOR contemporary art, Brooklyn NY?-'04 "Sensitive Dependence on Inicial Conditions" 04 at KerriganCampbell Art + Projects. 04 "Urbes Interiores" at Museo del Banco de la Republica, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango. Bogota, Colombia.?03 "Brooklyn on 57St" at Nohra Haime Gallery,?02 "Yvonne Estrada/ Works on paper" at Von Lintel Gallery, New York. She has also shown at:?- The Sacred Heart University, Ct., ATM Gallery, NY, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, The Berkshire Museum, Ma, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Chase Manhattan Bank, NY, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota Colombia, and Rayo Museo, Valle, Colombia. She’s featured in the Pierogi Flat Files and at The Drawing Center Files. In ‘01 she was a finalist for the MTA “Arts for Transit”, in ‘86 she won a Skowhegan residency grant and an Edward G. McDowell traveling grant (one year travelling through Europe & Greece) from The Art Students League, where she studied for several years under the International Students Program. In Bogota, Colombia, she studied at the David Manzur Studio. She’s included in the collections of JPMorgan, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Art Students League and many private collections.