Creativity Revealed: Alex Yanes
Join guest host Zac Wanner, local Art Educator, for a discussion with our 2017 Summer Exhibition artist Alex Yanes.
Born and raised in Miami, this contemporary artist grew up surfing and swimming in ocean waters. His unique pieces are influenced by his Cuban roots and an ever-growing curiosity about all the things Miami. His combination of wood, paint, video, and found objects tell stories about his world including his abiding passion for water wonderlands wherever they’re found.
Where he once worked on canvas, his art has taken on a life of its own, coming alive via wood, acrylic, resin and enamel into three-dimensional installations. Each is a unique view into Yanes’ history and love of all things art and has caught the eye of art aficionados and corporate collectors alike. He has worked with Adidas, Red Bull, Sony, The Learning Channel, Vans, Kidrobot and Neiman Marcus. Yanes has also made it a priority to work with local foundations where he can help children and ultimately bolster their love of art. He has worked with St. Jude’s Hospital, The Dan Marino Foundation, Miami Children’s Museum, NBA Cares and The Children’s Trust.
Whimsical and yet relatable, Yanes’ art embodies innovative use of color and imaginative subject matter and speaks to collectors and new art lovers, alike. His work is now a staple in Wynwood’s art district and he looks forward to taking his art across the U.S. and internationally, with upcoming stops in New York, Chicago, California, Germany, The United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.
Zac Wanner has taught Preschool - 8th grade Art for the last 12 years with the last 10 years at Ada Christian School. Zac has taught for the SCA for the past three summers.
Sponsored by the Saugatuck-Douglas Art Club