Oil on Canvas
Apodaca has ventured into the creative path of writing. The Artist is currently writing a novel. Like his paintings, his words are a feast of descriptive stories. Tune into his social media for snippets and release dates!
Yosef Francesco Apodaca
discovers the exposure of emotion and the human form in his art, creating portraits that embody both iconic imagery and his own imagination of his subjects’. His paintings and works on paper distinctively present a central coupled or lone figure as Americano translates each person’s inner landscape. Americanos’ painting language is rendered by distinctive outlines, organic shapes, and intensely blended brushwork, which he fuses with expressionist color—saturated hues and matte palettes. His figures are exaggerated forms posed within a dark and dreamy realm, offering elusive, idiosyncratic portraits with a wide-range of fluctuating expressions.
The human psyche is constantly seeking balance within itself and the outer world. In this need to find balance, in of whatever shape or expression it takes, acts as a shield against unpredictability and the potential chaos of human emotions. Whether a village landscape or a human figure contorted, my work strives to portray everyday’s inner struggle to find balance. I paint the human species with its delicate flesh and determined psyche.
American -Jewish Artist Yossi Apodaca professionally nick named FrancoAmericano, is a self-taught artist. Apodaca has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows in Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France, & Most recently Jerusalem Israel. United States exhibitions include New York City, Brooklyn, Colorado, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Tom of Finland Catalog and The Advocate & The Jerusalem Biennale 2019. Currently with Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California. 2020