Artists

Yinogo Art aims to open new dialogues in the art world with contemporary artists who not only break new ground but also keep tradition alive by respectfully innovating on it. We build the careers of emerging artists and help established artists find a place in new markets and different cultures.

 

Manuel Müller

Swiss artist Manuel Müller carves visually poetic sculptures in wood, bronze, and glass. His themes span the ethnic, the modern, life, death, sex and rebirth. Shaped by personal reflections and the classic collections that influenced him, Muller’s unique oeuvre crosses centuries and cultures.

MANUEL MÜLLER was born in 1955 in Paris and is the son of iconic Swiss sculptor ROBERT MÜLLER. His mother was a jeweller and he is also the godson of Chinese abstract artist Zao Wou Ki. Müller grew up surrounded by the family’s artistic friends and their collection of ancient and ethnic art,from all over the world, had a strong influence on him from a younger age; but within that, he found a common language.

MÜLLER began his career in Carrara, Italy when he was sixteen years old. He began his work with marble but when he was back in Paris,he employed wood as an ideal material for polychromatic sculpture. In 1982 he moved to Switzerland. MÜLLER’s works have been collected by the following corporate and private collectors:

  • Helvetic Confederation
  • Canton of Vaud
  • Fund of Visual Arts, Lausanne
  • Lottery Romance
  • Jenisch Museum, Fevey
  • Print Room, Geneva
  • Graphical Sammlung der ETH, Zürich
  • Museum für Kleinplastik, Lm
  • BCV. Lausanne
  • UBS. Lausanne
  • Credit Suisse, Lausanne
  • Tupperware
  • Land Investments SA, Lausanne
  • Pully Museum
  • Bernard Nicod SA, Lausanne

AWARDS AND GRANTS

  • 1987: Sculpture Award for the 125th of UBS
  • 1993: Price Antoine Bourdelle, Paris
  • 1975: Canton Zurich

 

 

 

Jack Massey

American artist Jack Massey’s paintings document late twentieth and early twenty first century urban life. Many seem to portray American archetypes, timelessly set in consciousness and still with us—the tough guy, the bar girl, and “the honcho”, but Massey’s work, while preoccupied with the city, also has a ‘stillness’ about it that shows reflection in busy urban lives.

“People love images that relate to their own lives”
- Jack Massey

American artist Jack Massey has worked with a wide range of mediums including oils and acrylics. He is particularly fond of traditional painting methods and sometimes uses airbrush techniques and digital applications to touch up his work. Throughout a varied career that included ten years as a tattoo artist, he has recorded the world around him and found a pattern in the everyday— a ‘reflective stillness’ that bonds everything — people, buildings, light and the energy of life. Massey’s figures seem to reflect for a second as they look out at a changing world. There is something very “ordinary” in the images which is life resonating with calmness— a certain cohesion before breaking apart into the motion of living.

Jack Massey completed the MFA graduate program at the San Francisco Art Institute. The galleries he has exhibited at include:

  • Park Place Gallery – New York
  • Robert Graham Gallery – New York
  • The Dwan Gallery – Los Angeles
  • The Vorpal Gallery— San Francisco

“I realised I had a lifelong passion for creating images after I quit tattooing. I was inspired to try painting with an airbrush. I quickly discovered that a high degree of realism could be achieved with an airbrush, which was very exciting to me because during my recent years of moving around the country, I had discovered that people outside of the “mainstream” art world appreciated and enjoyed visual interpretations of the world they knew. Eventually, I began incorporating traditional brush methods again, along with the airbrush. I exhibited these paintings for several years.”
- Jack Massey 

 

 

 

Mohamed Tahdaini

Moroccan artist Mohamed Tahdaini, who was born in 1965, reflects on his nation's tradition with a “desire to create a new school of art”. Through vibrant colours, unusual shapes and unique compositions, Tahdaini has made a special mark on the world of abstract art.

"When I start to paint by submitting to my feelings it's my imagination which takes the leadership. I never have a certain framework before painting. What is important for me is the desire to paint a piece of artwork. I do not intend to paint one or two pieces; it's up to my imagination and to the ability of my sincere feelings. I can paint three pieces in one day; and sometimes, I can not paint one during a month. So, the act of painting does not depend on me it is due to its own will. In other ways it's the creativity which imposes its rules, even the colors impose themselves upon me, and I do not have the freedom to choose them. It's a sense of creativity. I think that if I choose colors and prepare the framework it will not be art but architecture. I let myself go to the field of art when I have time, and when it is a right time which is confirmed by the feelings and the eager of imagination. I hope to see my paintings known by everyone who is interested in art and to be recognised relying only on its own style not by my signature."
- Mohamed Tahdaini

  • From 20 to 28 January 2007 at the exhibition hall DAR SOUIRI in Essaouira
  • From 1 to 3 June 2007 at Club Sango Marrakech
  • Month of November 2007 in the exhibition hall of the Moroccan Red Crescent in Essaouira
  • From 18 to 31 December 2007 the Main Amazigh Heritage Museum in Agadir.
  • From 25 to 31 January 2008 at the headquarters of the Customs Administration Moroccan in Rabat
  • From 1 to 30 March 2008 in the exhibition hall of the Moroccan Red Crescent in Essaouira
  • From April 1 to 17 at the exhibition hall in Essaouira Agenda 21 ;
  • From 20 to 30 June 2008 at the exhibition hall of local -old Palace Justice- in Essaouira.
  • From August 20 to September 21 at Borj Bab Marrakech Essaouira Gnawa at the Young Talents Festival
  • Permanent exhibition at the new Mogador Essaouira Airport ;
    From 1 to 20 June 2009 at the Hall of --Agenda 21-- exposure to Essaouira
  • Permanent exhibition at RIAD ZAHRA in Essaouira
  • From 1 to 20 May 2009 at the Riad SIDI MEGDOUL in Essaouira ;
  • From 15 October to 10 November 2009 in the exhibition hall managed by the CRM in Essaouira.
  • In November, 2010, Tahdaini’s work was part of a group exhibition managed by Yinogo Art in Singapore

 

 

 

Jamie Paul

British artist Jamie Paul uses a mixture of mediums including oils, acrylic paint, and charcoal. He mixes traditional and modern techniques to create imagery that overlaps and intersperses, in a juxtaposition of varied styles that resembles a globally resonant Pop Art. The outcome is a powerful fusion of modern and traditional iconography in which Asia meets Europe and America. He is influenced by his experiences of travelling the world and he seems to speak a visual “pop art” language that’s spoken by the modern, globalised world.

 

 

Li Yun Xia

Li Yun Xia was born in China’s Luochuan Country, Shaanxi Province in 1969. She first learned the art of papercutting from her mother and grandmother when she was six years old. She depicts, in a contemporary way, flowers, birds and a wide range of animals that have usually been the subjects of paper cutting artists. They are put on display at weddings and birthday banquets.

Li Yun Xia showed her extraordinary talent in papercutting and won first prize at a competition organized by Art Department of Henan University University. In 1988, at the age of 19 she already held her debut exhibition at the university. During the 1990s, Li Yun Xia was recruited by the China Folk Cultural Village of Shenzhen where she demonstrated her art in front of eminent figures like Nobel laureate Yang Zhenning, former American President Nixon, Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, as well as Yang Shangkun, Zhu Ronji and Qian Qishen.

Her artwork has been made into gifts for foreign delegations, and it has been collected internationally by foreign embassies and many prominent universities. Li currently serves on the board of the Chinese Arts Papercutting Association of Papercutting Artists (New York). Through cutting paper into beautiful shapes, Li Yun Xia has drawn on her inner emotions to create sublime creations that are at once traditional and contemporary. “Whether sunny or cloudy, my love of papercutting brings out my happiness,” she said.

Soul in the scissors

 

Li Yun Xia on Channel News Asia

 

 

 

Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison has been painting since she was 10 years old, but did not take up dot painting until 1992 at Carnarvon, Western Australia, where she began to explore her Aboriginal heritage. “I used dot painting to come to terms with my life as a stolen child, and to accept myself as an Aboriginal. It has been a healing experience and of enormous help in overcoming the challenges imposed by the past.”

As one of Australia’s “Stolen Generation”, Harrison uses art
to heal the pain of history and reconnect with her origins.

“Art is my way of creating order out of chaos - and it brings me back to my intuitive and natural being, and gives me the power to communicate to the world outside my head clearly and distinctly in a language without words. I am always seeking to imbue my paintings with the emotion I feel about my most treasured memories and ‘The Land’.”
- Sally Harrison

 

 

Simone Boon

Simone Boon is a Hong Kong-based Dutch artist who received her Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology (RMIT). She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas; she also collaborated in the City One Minutes of the Rietveld Arsenale in Venice in 2009. Boon is particularly interested in topics about life evolving over time, space and place, and objects in transition, weaving and layering moments into a trace of illusionary patterns. Her digital photography series won the HK Contemporary Art Award 2013. Boon’s artworks include sculpture, photography, digital media art and ceramics.