Art is my preferred way to communicate. Growing up I realized that painting, creating and building are a necessity for me to express my thoughts and feelings. My work is marked by movement and color, in close relationship with my inner self, my imagination and thoughts.
Even though I am academically trained in the arts, I consider myself self-taught when it comes to painting. I enjoy investigating the behavior of materials, textures and mixtures. The noticeable break with repetition present in the composition of my work, exudes spontaneity, perhaps the most characteristic trait of my personality. Creating art is almost like a ritual that helps me to abstract my thoughts in a process of losing myself between the canvas and the materials. I want my art to reveal an inner universe of emotions and sensations - like an eternal dream.
Karina Yacoubian is an artist whose abstract work is marked by the predominance of color, movement and interlocking forms, in a close relationship with an imaginary and surreal world.
Since childhood, she was fascinated with drawing, art history and architecture. As she grew, she gained knowledge in these various fields, which correlates to her journey through the fine arts. Academically, she trained in Interior Design at ORT University, Montevideo Uruguay, followed by studies at Architecture at the University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a self-taught artist and enjoys experimenting with different materials, techniques and mediums.
She’s lived in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Since returning to her home country of Uruguay, she’s been involved in architectural projects with a focus on painting and exhibiting her work.
The artist’s first paintings encompass abstract expressionism with a prevalence of color in oil paint on large surfaces revealing a geometric order, contrasted by works with organic lines. In her latest works, Yacoubian embraced a certain freedom, a lightness in the forms existing in her paintings, dismissing any rigid rules. The artist creates a playful interaction between the canvas, the pigments - and her interpretation, generating a link between the work and her feelings. The creative process of these paintings resembles an 'action painting'. These artworks mark a clear detachment of rules by showing a clear break from repetition.
Her works are in different private collections in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay. Since February 2020 she moved to Belgium to continue developing her work.