With many young individuals trying to find a direction to take in life, Joseph Yonke serves as excellent inspiration for others through his remarkable enterprise—Joseph Yonke Art.
Having honed the craft his whole life, the artist is now recognized as a significantly promising individual in the industry. His grandfather, Robert Yonke, who is also an artist, is responsible for introducing Yonke to painting at a young age.
Since then, his career in the arts has massively grown and has become a significant part of his life. Because of his early exposure to art, the talented creator has developed a distinct and signature style. Yonke’s work features heavy layers of oil and acrylic paint with abstract and saturated designs.
As a testament to his artistic prowess, Joseph Yonke has become a commercial success. Within just a year after he decided to invest more time in his art career, he had already completed around 40 paintings, and his pieces can be found throughout the country. He also had his first solo art show in October 2021, located in Pittsburgh, which was a highly successful event. On top of that, the artist was recently invited to an exhibition located in Venice, Italy.
He explained, “The style that I have developed differentiates me from the rest, and each hour I dedicate to my craft, the more this is true. My early and major influences are Willem de Kooning and Pablo Picasso, and people say I try to paint like them, but in all seriousness, I don’t have those intentions and believe that my work is simply a Yonke.”
Aside from his undeniable talent, his impeccable work ethic helped the gifted painter grow his success exponentially. He has shown exceptional commitment to consistently improving his skills and abilities.
The painter went on to share, “Good art definitely resonates with people, regardless of the medium or how abstract it may be. Of course, some of my work is not as strong as my best, but that is just a part of being an artist. Regardless, my work is getting noticed.”
Moving forward, Joseph Yonke plans to focus his efforts on becoming a more established artist with a robust collector base. He also intends to scale his brand to the global scene. Additionally, he aims to continue creating his original art that connects with audiences in various ways.
Above all, he hopes that his thriving career will help motivate his fellow young minds to find their passion and pursue a career that they care about, as it will help make the journey and sacrifices well worth it.
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