Kelly Yeats

Kelly Yeats

"I am drawn to representational abstraction, with color, hue, gradations and gestural marks in my work. Nature and natural aspects of my environment are my preference in what I choose to interpret. I select images, concepts, or ideas for inspiration, and deconstruct them in a way that interpretation is left to the viewer, much like an inkblot, even as my intent is left transparent. My work can sometimes radiate a cold violence, much like an angry sea; or sometimes a haunting beauty, like the calm after a storm. To test the boundaries and sharpen my abstractions, experimentation and the accidental are a large part of my work. My canvas is typically not canvas at all – but can be wood, glass, silk or metal."

Yeats is currently attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, as a candidate for the MFA Painting program. Expected graduation is Spring 2020.