artist retrospective

Episode 18: Expo 86, Part II

Paul Ygartua talks about painting the Expo 86 mural in Vancouver BC Join Ed today for Part 2 of the Expo 86 mural in Vancouver, as he chats with Paul and Joanne all about the technical and artistic challenges involved in painting a mural of this scale as well as the media attention that resulted…

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Episode 15: Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Living and painting in Rio de Janeiro The Copacabana, the Carnival, the Amazon Natives, Pele, the favellas… Rio de Janeiro was filled with colour and inspiration. Join Paul, Joanne and Ed today as they discuss the excitement of life in Rio in the mid 80s and how Paul’s work was influenced by this new experience.

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Episode 12: Jerusalem, 1979-1980

Canadian Artist, Paul Ygartua paints in Jerusalem for 6 months in the early 80s Today we’re off to Israel with Ed as he discusses with Paul and Joanne how Jerusalem was a true artistic and spiritual source of inspiration.  The people, the lively streets and fascinating neighbourhoods, the variety of religion and the complexity of…

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Episode 7: Heading South to Mexico, 1970

Canadian artist, Paul and Joanne Ygartua, spend six months living and painting in Mexico in 1970. Once again, our awesome host Ed takes us on some new Ygartua adventures as they head South to Mexico. Go back in time to 1970s Mexico with Paul and Joanne Ygartua as they recount their exciting time discovering a…

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Paul Ygartua, muralist

Canadian artist and muralist Paul Ygartua takes on the massive Expo 1986 United Nations Pavilion mural in Vancouver, BC Paul Ygartua, Canadian art, UN Pavilion mural, 1986 Expo In 1986, Paul Ygartua painted the “World United”, UN Pavilion Mural at the 1986 Expo in Vancouver. It was the International Year of Peace and the United…

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Episode 6: The Apollo Gallery, Vancouver 1970

British born artist Paul Ygartua begins his career in Vancouver at the Apollo gallery in 1970. We’re back in Vancouver during the winter of 1970, as Ed talks to Paul and Joanne about their first gallery opened with Joanne’s father William Davey in Kitsilano. The Apollo gallery was a success from the start and became…

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Paul Ygartua: The Chemainus Mural

Paul Ygartua’s first mural, painted in 1983, Chemainus, BC In 1982, Paul and Joanne were doing a show at the Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver. Paul had his Native Faces there and a TV crew came up and asked to do an interview with him. Karl Schutz, the creator of the Chemainus Murals saw this…

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Episode 4: The Fateful Encounter, Vancouver 1966

Paul Ygartua meets the love of his life in Vancouver in 1966 and his art journey begins! Paul and Joanne join Ed to discuss how they met in Vancouver in 1966, how Joanne and her Father encouraged Paul to start painting and how he started selling his work in the street for the first time….

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