Urban and Pop Art

Alex Yanes /   Alejandro Enrique Yanes

United States 1977

Urban Art, Pop Art


Alex Yanes
Alejandro Enrique Yanes
United States
December 2, 2014
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Alex Yanes is an American artist best known for his vibrant art that embodies innovative use of color and imaginative subject matter.

Born in Miami, he is the product of both the ever-evolving, fast-paced city and the burgeoning art scene. Since he decided to pursue art full-time in 2006, his work has become his autobiography, speaking volumes about who he is and what he has seen. A son of the city, his story is influenced by his Cuban roots and an ever-growing curiosity about all the things Miami had to offer him during the 80′s and 90′s. Yanes’ work is the result of years spent immersed in skateboard, tattoo, hip-hop and rock culture during his teenage years, but says he felt the stirrings of creativity at a young age. He won his first art contest at age six and claims that one of his greatest accomplishments was building his own tree house at the age of 10; a feat he accomplished with the knowledge and tools imparted on him by his father and grandfather.

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 have 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.

And because he supports the city that cultivated him as an artist, he has 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.

Alex Yanes lives in Miami, Florida.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014So Far So GoodJoseph Gross Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2014Better Than YesterdayThinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CASolo
2014LAX / SFO: Thinkspace Invades San Francisco - Part DeuxHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014FreshThinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CAGroup
2014ARTmageddon, a holiday group showVertical Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2014‘Saints & Sinners’ Summer Group ShowStolenSpace Gallery, London, UKGroup
2014LAX / TXLBuelowstrasse 97, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Twice As NiceLow Brow Artique, Brookly, NYSolo
2014Vices101/Exhibits, MiamiGroup
2013Affiliated: The Art of the Urban ExperienceBrisky Gallery, Miami, Florida, USAGroup
2013Alex Yanes: New Works (Office)Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CASolo
2013Squeaky CleanLow Brow Artique, Brookly, NYSolo
2013Up & AwayHandcrafted Tattoo & Art Gallery, Miami, FLSolo
2012mIconicYo Space, Miami, FloridaGroup
2010Ruben Ubiera, Alex Yanes, Vaeta Zitman: Urban DecayStudio 18, Pembroke Pines, FloridaGroup
2010BUSTED IN 2 CITIESGallery Bar, New York, NYGroup
2007Rock It!!The Grind Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007FFWD / RWDHangar 1018, Los Angeles, CAGroup