With Unmasked, Yasmin invites audiences to journey through her diaristic process, inspiring fearlessness and passion through a deeply expressionistic and vital series of paintings.
“I start with nothing. No preconceived ideas, no studies, no nothing. But this emotion I have inside of me in that moment? How do I express this emotion?”
With her instinctual, visceral approach to creating new work, Yasmin Almonte allows her thoughts and emotions to unravel organically. “I paint very fast. I can finish a work in three hours,” Yasmin says about her process, an instantaneous surge of paint and passion. Currently a professor at the University of the Philippines with a Masters of Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Northern Iowa, she brings her mastery of technique to an annual solo exhibition of her works. This year’s show, Unmasked, is a collection of paintings created over the past year, reflecting the movements of her day-to-day life as well as her liberation from fear and loneliness. With Unmasked, she invites audiences to join in her celebration of self-revelation, inner strength, and joy.
Unmasked opens January 24, 2020 at 6 PM. Works will be available for viewing starting January 24, 2020 to February 2, 2020.