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Yxia Olivares

Yxia Olivares

Brooklyn, NY

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The youngest of 9 siblings, my brothers, my sisters and parents hail from the Dominican Republic and I was born and raised in New York City. I work mainly with pastels and acrylic paints and feature portraits, illustrations, still life and really, anything else that inspires me. I also enjoy working with graphite and oil on canvas. A self taught artist (as far as I can remember, since the age of 6), I studied fashion design at the High School of Fashion Industries (NYC) and graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where I got a brief taste of sculpture, fashion illustration and life drawing. I am always intrigued, motivated and moved by people's eyes, facial expressions, and body language; it always tells a story of their life, joy, tribulations and experiences in general. I work from life, photographs, magazines, books and my imagination. Everyday for me is an endless learning odyssey. Most of the time I don't really plan my work, I just "feel" a certain way and I pick up a pencil or a pastel stick and I start and keep flowing to see where it takes me. I like to experiment with expressionism, realism and surrealism. I also love working on collages. Thank you so much for visiting my gallery. Feedbacks and comments are always happily welcomed.

 

 

La India by Yxia Olivares

 

Alejandro by Yxia Olivares

 

Tear by Yxia Olivares

 

Jazz it Up by Yxia Olivares

 

Nude- introspection by Yxia Olivares

 

Selfish and Confused by Yxia Olivares

 

Hunger by Yxia Olivares

 

Rafael by Yxia Olivares

 

Smuckers by Yxia Olivares

 

Jose by Yxia Olivares

 

Kim by Yxia Olivares

Kim

 

JMB by Yxia Olivares

JMB

 

Anali by Yxia Olivares

 

Imaginatti by Yxia Olivares

 

Burning Gums by Yxia Olivares

 

Carlota by Yxia Olivares

 

Sheri by Yxia Olivares

 

High Horse by Yxia Olivares

 

InsideOut by Yxia Olivares

 

Nairobi Girl by Yxia Olivares

 

By the River by Yxia Olivares

 

Massiel by Yxia Olivares

 

Elida House by Yxia Olivares

 

Jose Belarminio Vasquez by Yxia Olivares

 

Suzanne by Yxia Olivares

 

Saoni by Yxia Olivares

 

Saoni by Yxia Olivares

 

Pascale by Yxia Olivares

 

It Shall Pass by Yxia Olivares