30 X 30 Acrylic on Canvas by Yasmine C. Iskander
Yasmine Iskander is a 24-year-old intuitive abstract artist. She works primarily with acrylics on canvas and on paper.
Her art is passionate and direct. It captures the vibrancy of her extraordinary life journey and her personal interpretation of the world around her.
Yasmine started her professional art instruction in 2015. She is continuously experimenting with layering, painterly strokes, gestures, marks, textures, colors. In general, she prefers acrylics, which are particularly suited to her colorist talent. She loves to paint on large canvases or paper as larger surfaces best enable her to express her creativity and boldness.
Yasmine has participated in several (presential and virtual) juried exhibitions including in Viridian Artists Gallery and Manhattan International Arts, in Manhattan, New York, Hamilton Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, the Athenaeum Gallery, the Torpedo Factory and Del Ray Artisans, in Alexandria, Virginia, and MPAartfest in McLean, Virginia.
In 2018, she received the Second Prize in the 2018-19 Kennedy Center VSA Emerging Young Artist national program. Her piece “Dragon” toured the country as part of an exhibition entitled Detour which culminated at the Kennedy Center Hall of States. An image of this winning artwork was also recently part of a public art installation at the Kennedy Center’s REACH campus.
My art expresses my feelings about the happy moments in my life, but also about the difficult times I have had, especially my many heart and brain surgeries.
When I paint, I feel strong, excited, exuberant! I feel it in my heart. The colors and shapes that guide my work pop into my head. Colors are my favorite language. As a Deaf artist who wears hearing aids, I know that there are many ways to communicate. Colors are the most direct and powerful.