artist retrospective

Episode 31: Talk about Abstracts

Talking all about abstraction with Paul Ygartua Today we talk all about abstracts. Ever wondered what is going on in an artist’s mind when he’s painting an abstract? or how they find inspiration? Ed is digging deep into Paul’s relationship to abstraction and we gain some really interesting insights.

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Episode 30: Bella Bella Mural, part 2

Back to Bella Bella BC, with Paul Ygartua Taking off from the last episode all about the “United in History” Mural, Ed, Paul and Joanne continue to discuss the importance of the native community in Bella Bella, talk about the emotional impact of this special project as well as the wonderful potlatch ceremony. Enjoy!

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Episode 28: A mural for Gorliz Bizkaia, 2010

Paul Ygartua’s cubist style mural in the Basque Country Join Ed, Paul and Joanne this week as we head to the birth town of Paul’s father in the Basque Country, where he paints his first cubistic style mural in 2010. The beautiful beach town of Gorliz is home to some of the most gorgeous scenery…

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Episode 23: Venice and Seville, 1991-1992

Venice and Seville by Paul Ygartua Join us today as we head to the Venice Carnaval and then to the exciting city of Seville in Spain during the early 90s. Paul and Joanne talk to Ed about the importance and the meaning of the masks over the years in Paul’s work.

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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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