Light at the End,
Yared Nigussu (2014)
acrylic on paper
30in × 36in × 1in — 12lb
Yared Nigussu, is an internationally renowned artist based in Vancouver. The saturated use of colour and free-flowing movement in his work keeps the eye darting from one brush stroke to the next. On the secret to Yared’s performance, Art Battle Co-Founder Chris Pemberton says “When he is painting, it’s a dance. Each move is considered. He makes the hard things look easy, and easy things look hard.” With a wide range of subject matter from portraits to landscapes, the vibrant expression and drama in each piece is undeniable. For the last 2 years Yared Nigussu has been the Art Battle National Champion, winning both the 2012, and 2013 National Championships against Canada’s best live painters.
On July 26th, Yared competed with 20 of Canada’s best live painters at the 2014 Art Battle National Championship in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, and won for a third year in a row. To find out the Art Battle competitions in your region go to http://artbattle.com.