Moods and Expressions: Painting by David Yawman
Untitled commission, acrylic on cradled wood panel
Our featured artist today is David Yawman, based out of Beacon and Brooklyn, New York. David paints a range of subjects in acrylic. I really love David’s portrait paintings, where he shows off his knack for capturing moods and expressions with his brush.
David also has a series of paintings where he captures dreams in an abstracted style. Most of these works are made with a mixture of different materials, and focus heavily on the intersections of frenetic lines and bulbous, impossible shapes. In his black and white dream works, David makes use of gradients to shade imaginary spaces.
A self-taught artist, David has great control over his paintings, even when he works with a slightly looser hand. It’s interesting to compare his usual style to the small collection of paintings where he renders his subject using a technique that is reminiscent of computer vectoring. These portraits of babies find a great balance between stylized and sincere.