Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Yarrow Slaps, A Picture of Me
Acrylic on Wood Panel, 18" x 24", 2017
Copyright © Yarrow Slaps


Today's Artist Watch at the online arts magazine Escape Into Life introduces Yarrow Slaps, a musician, curator, and painter who lives and works in San Francisco.

Inspired by Mission School artists, Yarrow takes his subjects from their sources. His portraits, which he has exhibited in both solo and group shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles, are imbued with a distinctive street aesthetic and reflect Yarrow's long exposure to many different kinds of urban lifestyles and perspectives. Yarrow has been an artist-in-residence at San Francisco's deYoung Museum and is the recipient of an individual artist grant from the city. He co-curates with Auguste Somers the artist collective SWIM. (Read a review of the 2017 group exhibition "Lil SWIM" at Art Enthusiast. Also see the review at Juxtapoz.)

Today's Artist Watch feature includes six images of Yarrow's paintings, an Artist Statement, and a brief biographical profile.

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