Manolo Yanes

Manolo Yanes was born and raised in the Canary Islands in Spain and studied Art at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Art History at La Laguna University (ULL, Tenerife).   He lives and works in France and Spain.

Manolo, who says that drawing is more rational and analytical while painting is more emotional and sensory, still likes and works in both media.

“My work is figurative and symbolic.  I explore various sources of imagination and inspiration, in particular Mythology. I give a personal and current interpretation to these sources.”  Manolo notes the inevitable influence of the artists and art of the past, including Greek sculpture and the great masters of the Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, and Baroque who “knew perfectly the proportions of the body and the human anatomy, as well as the expressiveness of gesture.”

Manolo always works in an aesthetic, he describes, that tries to resolve the balance of the rational and the precise with expression.