Yeliza is a painter from Berlin best known for her sculptural, colorful portraits and abstract artworks inspired by postmodern art and modern-day sophistication.
“I paint personalities with character that radiate a special presence, freshness and inner strength,” says Yeliza. “Whether love, vanity, sex appeal – I am inspired by feminine diversity and infuse it in my color-intensive paintings.”
Yeliza’s works combine unusual stylistic elements: the hair melts into bright, jazzy colors that dissolve into abstract forms, while the background is kept monochromatic in the Pop Art manner. The face has a sculptural appearance and looks as if it were carved in stone. The large-format acrylic paintings thus take on something monumental – a dramatic contrast is created within the works.
Through her unusual compositions, Yeliza brings contradictions together. The artist celebrates diversity and makes a statement with her multi-faceted works. “The paintings show the most diverse body forms, age groups, backgrounds and ethnic groups,” says Yeliza. She strives to depict a woman freed from social constraints. “I believe in women and feminism. That’s why my Poster Girls can’t be pigeonholed.” It is most likely this liberating, affirmative atmosphere that draws people inexplicably to her works.
Yeliza says of her art: I want to encourage people to devote themselves to art and savor it with all their senses. It is important for me to create exciting images and arouse the imagination. Paintings that fascinate, that have something to say and connect with the viewer.
Yeliza’s art radiates this extraordinary, dazzling spark. Capricious, unpredictable and passionate. It is a kind of magic that captivates Yeliza and to which she gives herself unconditionally. She is ever focused on her work and believes everything she does is unique. True to her motto “Never lose your curiosity,” she intends to stay under this spell and strives to never stop evolving.
Her current pop art series POSTER GIRL picks up on this fundamental belief and demonstrates a new idea of liberation: Stay true to yourself and do anything you want.