Oscar Yanez’s work comes from a tradition of abstract expressionism.
It is informed by a defiant approach to established notions of good taste and beauty, plundering and reconfiguring the stylistic conventions of abstraction’s formal language. His work creates a dialogue between the spontaneous and the considered whilst incorporating ‘error’ or failure as a constructive element.
He also plays on allusions to a symbolic or transcendental meaning, to the occult or new age.
His work explores painting’s broader cultural and psychic functions against the backdrop of ironic pre-fabricated consumerism and the internet’s proliferation of images.