Paul Yanko

(Youngstown, Ohio, 1968 - )

Entertainment District


Acrylic paint, ink, graphite and colored pencil on board

32 x 32 in. (81.3 x 81.3 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Per Knutas and Tim Young


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Yanko’s work is influenced by Modernist geometric abstraction as well as the bright, saturated hues found in commercial sign painting and toy construction sets. Heavily focused on process, he describes, “I develop my paintings systematically through an additive process of layering acrylic paint mixed with acrylic mediums onto masked areas. I initially establish sets of vertical and horizontal bands, applied to either a square or rectangular format, which function as an armature on which subsequent color shapes are layered. As I paint, I allow shapes to shift in registration in order to reveal varying amounts of underlying color.”


titled, sigend and dated on mount

Abstract art