Yoli was born in Lima, Peru on September 9th, 1948.
In each of her oil paintings, Yoli captivates the viewer with a rich impasto texture and soft, full palette. Her bold bursts of color bathed in pastel tones inevitably draw one deeper into the dreamlike fantasy landscapes of her imagination.
Yoli received her formal education studying art at the Catholic University of Lima. It was there that she began the continual process of refinement through which she transforms her unique awareness of the environment into her paintings. She has exhibited her paintings throughout Peru, Canada and the United States.
Yoli’s own spiritual and artistic development are expressed through her paintings. Throughout much of her career, her vocabulary has remained reductive and simple: ponds, flowers and light, often with a hint of human participation: a sailboat, a house, a well travelled path. Yoli’s paintings have always been about feeling: the presence of each day, the feeling of water as it lays placidly in some overlooked and shaded spot. She finds what we would ordinarily dismiss, and her artistry lies in her ability to focus on these places and moments with a disarmingly delicate intensity.
Yoli blends her special brush technique, in many cases creating the focus of each painting in brush and surrounding this with palette knife work. It is with this method that she is able to create surfaces with superior depth and tactility. As an artist, Yoli uses her rich and heavily applied oil paints concentrating more specifically on the process of their application.
“For me, painting is the greatest way of experiencing and communicating the manifestations of creation. I feel compelled to express what excites me in nature, and through my work, I am able to convey with love the beauty of the world that needs to be respected.” – Yoli
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